Wu-Tang's Rza Knows The Score For New Film

Wu-Tang Clan production guru The Rza can now add film composer to his resume.

Rza's first foray into film scoring will hit theaters in March when director Jim Jarmusch's "Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai" finally gets a wide release. The motion picture has already been screened at a few film festivals (including last year's Cannes Film Festival) and will be released nationwide in the first week of March.

For the film (in which Forest Whitaker stars as a contract killer who lives by an 18th century samurai warrior text), Jarmusch turned to Rza to bring his trademark blend of urban and Asian influences to the soundtrack. Artisan Entertainment (the folks behind the movie) promises an "atmospheric" soundtrack from Rza that "underscores both the hitman's Zen-like qualities and the lurking menace of his environment."

In addition to his work on the score, Rza has a non-speaking cameo in the film.

"Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai" was written, produced, and directed

by Jim Jarmusch, who may be best known for his 1986 classic "Down By Law," 1995's "Dead Man" with Johnny Depp, or his 1997 Neil Young documentary "Year Of The Horse."