Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name The Great Gatsby. The film is set in 1922 and centers around a young writer (Tobey Maguire) chasing the American dream who encounters the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Gatsby was originally due to open in theaters Christmas Day opposite Django Unchained but Warner Bros. pushed the film to the summer box office season. Seems like a smart decision; there were a lot more quality films in theaters during award season than in May, hence less competition for their dollars. Luhrmann (as always) is bringing stylish visuals, and the music includes tunes from Beyonce, Andre 3000, Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine and Jack White.
The cast includes Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan and Jack Thompson.
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.