Metallica's Ulrich Asked To Work With RZA On Tarantino Score

'Kill Bill,' a martial-arts flick about a female assassin, due sometime next year.

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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has been asked to work with RZA from Wu-Tang Clan on the musical score for the next Quentin Tarantino film, "Kill Bill," according to RZA's publicist.

Scheduled for release sometime next year, "Kill Bill" is a martial-arts flick about a female assassin who is betrayed and almost killed by her peers. Five years later, she awakens from a coma and seeks bloody revenge. The movie stars Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu and LaTanya Richardson.

RZA's inclusion in the movie score was a natural choice. In addition to producing the score for the Jim Jarmusch flick "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," he's obsessed with martial-arts movies, and has used plenty of kung-fu imagery with the Wu.

"Kill Bill" is the first soundtrack for which Ulrich been asked to help write original music.