Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire are drenched in decadence and elegance in the trailer for The Great Gatsby
The first trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY almost lost me in the beginning with the Kanye and Jay-Z. Then as soon as Jack White's cover of U2's "Love is Blindness" kicked in, I was caught up and it was perfect.
Baz Luhrmann has this really beautiful way of capturing a tale and wrapping it in wonderful, thoughtful music. This is why I love him so much (same reason I love Cameron Crowe). THE GREAT GATSBY is a novel that you are given in grade school and don't wind up appreciating until you get much older. I won't rehash the plot, if you need that the synopsis is below. Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and everyone else look fantastic. I'll certainly be seeing this. Just not in 3D.
THE GREAT GATSBY is due out this Christmas.
"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."