Here’s a look at what Baz Luhrmann has done to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1920s novella, The Great Gatsby. The trailer appeared online last night and this definitely – without a shadow of a doubt – looks very much drenched in that artificial, melodramatic sheen that counts as the Aussie director’s aesthetic. This might well be good stuff. Luhrmann needs a hit after the massive flop that was Australia.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the mystery self-made man, Carey Mulligan as Daisy, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s super-fool husband. The Great Gatsby is based on the Jazz era novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and became an instant classic. If you’ve never read the book I highly recommend it – especially since it’s only 125 pages long, or thereabouts.
A new image from the film has cropped up online and it’s another swell looking still old sport. Now if they release a trailer we can all get a better handle on the tone of the picture. The Great Gatsby will be released in the USA December 25th, 2012, and taking on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
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