New Photos From The Great Gatsby Reveal More Partying From Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan
06.26.12 by Ryan
A month after the first trailer has debuted for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, two new photos (via Empire) have been released and continue to show off the visual opulence Luhrmann has in store.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that the story itself is centered on the upper class decadence of the 1920s — as explored in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. Those that have read the novel already understand why the new photos and trailers focus so heavily on the lavish parties thrown by the self-made Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), but for those of you who haven't, let's just say that he is looking to accomplish more than show off his wealth.
Both photos are taken from the same party scene in the movie, but show different sides of the title character. One photo shows DiCaprio's Gatsby dancing together with Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) amongst a crowd of partygoers and looking off into the distance (perhaps to see if anyone is watching), while the other sees Gatsby seeming to play host as he leads the way for Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton), with Gatsby's friend Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) trailing behind.
Luhrmann adapted the screenplay for The Great Gatsby with Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge). The movie 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) as Catherine, Myrtle's sister. Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
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.