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The Great Gatsby Release Moved to Summer 2013

Declaring that Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of The Great Gatsby “will be the perfect summer movie around the world,” Warner Brothers Pictures revealed that they have pushed the film’s release from December 2012 until summer 2013.

Warner Bros. Pictures president of distribution Dan Fellman explained in the release: “Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings Fitzgerald’s American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. There will be a 3D version. On YouTube, a few readers have been tough on the trailer. After 800,000 views on YouTube, the trailer (embedded above) has also earned 190 dislikes and some bitter commentary. What do you think?

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The Great Gatsby Trailer Unveiled

The first trailer for Baz Luhrmann‘s highly anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby has arrived. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. There will be a 3D version. On YouTube, a few readers have been tough on the trailer. After 145,000 views, it has earned 91 dislikes and some bitter commentary.

One reader wrote: “This better have actual twenties music in it and not play idiotic modern music. That would force me to bring my saxophone into the theater and redub the soundtrack.” Another quipped: “Looks terrible. One big messy spectacle. Funny there is not mention of Australia in the opening credit next to Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge.” (Via NY Daily News)

 

Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan to Star in ‘The Great Gatsby’ Adaptation

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan will play Daisy Buchanan in an upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Baz Luhrmann, the director of Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet, is preparing to direct the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved novel.

Mulligan received the news yesterday. The 25-year-old actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the adaptation, An Education. Luhrmann included that photo of the actress on his website (copyright Bazmark), an image shot while Mulligan auditioned for the role earlier this month.

Here’s more from the director’s website: “Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world’s most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation. However, specific to this particular production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: ‘Hello, Daisy Buchanan.’”