The first character poster for The Great Gatsby gives us a fiery look at Isla Fisher

Can you imagine how crowded the next few weeks would have been if THE GREAT GATSBY had not pushed to 2013? I almost forget the movie is still coming but I fully anticipate the marketing to rev up, especially if Leonardo DiCaprio wins the Oscar for DJANGO UNCHAINED.

In the first of what I am sure will be a lot of character posters, we have our first glimpse at Isla Fisher. Fisher plays Myrtle Wilson, wife to George Wilson (Jason Clarke) and mistress to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is a pretty substantial role and one with key ties to the story that I will not spoil if you have not read the book. Needless to say, if I had to choose between Isla Fisher and Carey Mulligan, I would probably go Fisher.

Plot: THE GREAT GATSBY follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) 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 (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). 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.

While I enjoyed the trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY quite a bit, I am still skeptical of using 3D for a non-action film. Hopefully this will surprise us all. Back in the old days when I taught high school literature classes, GATSBY was always a favorite. Here's hoping it is worth the wait.

THE GREAT GATSBY will open on May 10, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Any chance in hell we will ever get a film version of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE?
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