Trailer for 'The Great Gatsby' Drops Online
If you're the sort of person who follows developing Hollywood news, you probably heard long ago that director Baz Luhrrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Australia) was writing and directing a new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Up until yesterday, the curious, optimistic, and cowering alike were treated to little more than leaked publicity stills, but the cat's officially out of the bag with the release of the first full-length trailer.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as the narrating Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan. It also appears, in typical fashion, to be a very "Baz Luhrmann" project: heavily stylized photography, dream-like sets and sequences, and a curiously period-inappropriate soundtrack (both Jay-Z and Kanye West are featured in the trailer). The film will also be released in 3D.
Despite being called "unfilmable", The Great Gatsby, which was published in 1922, has been adapted seven times since 1926, including Luhrmann's latest offering. Perhaps the most notable attempt was made in 1974 by director Jack Clayton, using a script penned by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Robert Redford as Gatsby.
Does the new film look like a step in the right direction, or a heinous misfire? Watch the trailer and speak up in the comments!
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