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First official look at DiCaprio, Maguire and Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

12.13.2011

Despite almost no official press yet at all, THE GREAT GATSBY is topping a lot of must-see lists for next year. The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann and has assembled quite a cast for itself with roles for Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton to name a few.

Today we have our first official look at the cast of the film in costume. Nothing mind blowing to be sure, but kind of cool to see and at a $100M budget for a movie like this, it should be interesting to see what Luhrmann does with it.

Here's the plot in case you skipped the required reading in 11th grade:

“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.

Extra Tidbit: Here's the copy I read in school.
Source: Warner Bros.

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