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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Photo: Beyonce Knowles and the late Amy Winehouse (AAP)

Beyonce Knowles will cover an Amy Winehouse classic for the soundtrack in Baz Luhrmann's new film The Great Gatsby.

Beyonce's rendition of the late star's single Back to Black from her 2006 Grammy-winning album of the same name will feature in The Great Gatsby, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

OutKast rapper Andre 3000 is also rumoured to be featured on the re-imagined track. He previously worked with the Bow Down singer on the single Party from her 2011 album 4.

The news comes shortly after it was revealed Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, is producing the soundtrack. Jay-Z famously featured on Winehouse's 2006 single Rehab.


A representative from Interscope Records confirmed Beyonce's involvement to E! News and said music fans can expect a completely different sound from Winehouse's original bluesy recording.

"It's a very different take on Back to Black," a label spokesperson said.

Back to Black was produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi and stormed music charts in Winehouse's native Britain and worldwide.

The Great Gatsby is scheduled to hit US cinemas on May 10 and Australian cinemas on May 30.

The film, based on F Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name, stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Aussie actor Joel Edgerton and Leonardo DiCaprio as title character Jay Gatsby.

Winehouse passed away in July 2011 at her home in Camden, London. She was 27.

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