The Great Gatsby was originally supposed to come out on December 25, 2012, but was pushed back to May 2013. The news was a bit troubling since this looks like a great film and good Oscars bait. Maybe next year? This is only the second trailer for the film, and the first one was pretty impressive. This trailer builds on the first with new scenes, but keeping the same tone.
Once again, Leonardo DiCaprio is looking HOT in this film . . . wet and hot. That is not Leo playing a younger Jay Gatsby with some CGI help. That is Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four) with blonde hair and aging quite nicely. Very briefly, we see Isla Fisher in the trailer. I am hoping Carey Mulligan can improve how Daisy Buchanan has been portrayed on film. Mia Farrow is atrocious in the 1974 version.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan, and Callum McAuliffe. Baz Luhrmann directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Craig Pearce. The film is based on the classic novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
“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.”
The Great Gatsby is in theatres May 10, 2013.
Source: iTunes Trailers
by Sarah Ksiazek