First-Look (and Set) Photos from The Great Gatsby
12.14.11 by Ryan
The last time an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of love amidst class warfare hit the big screen was 1974, with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Now, 37 years later, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are reprising their roles of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan — and in 3-D.
EW has revealed the first official photos of the two lead actors in character, along with a first look at their co-stars Tobey Maguire, who plays the novel's narrator Nick Carraway, and Joel Edgerton as Daisy's surly husband Tom Buchanan — all looking the height of 1920s decadence.
Adapting such a well-known book, which has already been adapted several times before, isn't lost on the cast. Mulligan called the process "very nerve-racking" while talking to The LA Times last month. "I know how much the book means, especially in America," Mulligan continued. "And everyone has their own view on what the book means, which makes it even more nerve-racking."
Mulligan didn't look too "nerve-racked" in the set photos published by The Daily Mail last month, which showed the actress in a scene with Maguire and DiCaprio that was shot in Sydney, Australia's Centennial Park.
There's far more drama in the "official" photos, which you can see below — but, of course, without the eye-popping 3-D.
The Great Gatsby co-stars Isla Fisher as Buchanan's mistress, Myrtle; Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four) as a young Gatsby; and Gemma Ward (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) in an unspecified role. It's co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Australia) and adapted by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge).