"Could it all be true?"
Director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby was originally going to be released on December 25th, until Warner Bros. decided to move it from a crowded holiday season to next May. Instead of getting the actual movie, audiences will instead get a brand new trailer, one that adds even more opulence and decadence than the trailer released in May.
The latest trailer does a good job upping the stakes, showing the self-made Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) putting up magnificent airs, including a believable and heroic backstory and lavish parties, all the while hiding his true history. His friend Nick (Tobey Maguire) would love to believe Gatsby, but ultimately warns him that "you can't repeat the past." Gatsby doesn't agree. all the latest trailers
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1922. Nosferatu was released. Construction on Yankee Stadium began in the Bronx. Insulin first successfully treated diabetes. And Jack White and Jay-Z ruled the radio airwaves...wait, what? Well, at least, that's the case in the first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, Luhrmann's adaptation isn't the first to make it to the big screen. It is, however, the first to make it in 3-D. While Fitzgerald's story of love and class warfare doesn't seem like a natural fit for eye-popping effects, the first Great Gatsby trailer showcases the lavish spectacle Luhrmann has in store for audiences. Luhrmann's visual style is no secret to anyone that has seen his 1996 version of Romeo & Juliet or 2001's Moulin Rouge. Both also featured an eclectic soundtrack. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.23.12 by Ryan
Of all the 3-D productions that are being lined up right now, the one that has us most intrigued is director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Luhrmann has assembled an impressive cast for the movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the title character of Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan as Daisy, Gatsby's love interest, Joel Edgerton as Daisy's husband Tom Buchanan, and Isla Fisher as Buchanan's mistress Myrtle. That's a scandalous amount of affairs for a movie based on a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but, outside of a sequence toward the book's finale, we can't understand what 3-D will bring to the story. Admittedly, we're curious.
Edgerton, who was the most recent addition to the cast (taking over for Ben Affleck, who had to drop out), updated progress on the Australian production to Collider while doing press for his upcoming MMA drama, Warrior. who else has been cast? >> Posted 08.23.11 by Ryan
Australian actor Joel Edgerton has landed the role of Tom Buchanan in director Baz Luhrmann's 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Ben Affleck was originally cast as Buchanan, but his directing schedule prohibited Affleck from playing the role.
Edgerton's character of Buchanan is a critical role, married to Daisy (Carey Mulligan), who is the love interest for the title character of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Isla Fisher will play Buchanan's mistress Myrtle, who plays a vital part of the book's ending. Luhrmann sent Deadline a picture of the actor in character (at left) and revealed that Edgerton perfectly fits the role.
more about edgerton >> Posted 05.18.11 by Ryan
In casting Tom one had to find an actor who could credibly be (as Fitzgerald describes him) "one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven," had five-star acting chops and in the big dramatic showdown scenes between Gatsby and Tom, hold the screen against Leonardo DiCaprio, in the appropriate age group. Any wonder, it has been a long and thorough journey. The simple truth is that Joel came into our rehearsal space in New York and fulfilled all of the above criteria, and then some.
Just when we thought Ben Affleck was going to return to acting by starring in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Affleck goes back to directing the upcoming political thriller, Argo.
Deadline reports that Luhrmann wanted Affleck for the role of Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy (Carey Mulligan was cast in the role last year), but Affleck's commitment to Argo wouldn't allow him to take part in the production, which will be shot in Australia. Based on a 2007 Wired article titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran", Argo is about, well, the title kind of says it all. Affleck directed last year's highly lauded drama, The Town. What role will Fisher play? >> Posted 04.20.11 by Ryan
Just when we were getting used to Ben Affleck to being a director, he's back to being an actor again.
Deadline reports that Affleck is in talks to join director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Affleck would play Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy, the role Carey Mulligan was cast in back in November of last year. Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly set to play title character Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, the book's narrator.
Scheduling may be an issue, since Affleck is looking to follow up last year's The Town by directing Argo, a political thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis and based on a Wired magazine article titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran" that described how the CIA dressed up the hostages as a fake sci-fi movie crew in order to get them out of the country. Affleck is reportedly looking to make time in his schedule for Gatsby, which reportedly will start shooting in August.
Luhrmann's Gatsby is the latest theatrical version since the 1974 version (a TV movie was made in 2000), which had Bruce Dern in the role of Tom Buchanan. Posted 04.11.11 by Ryan
Director Baz Luhrmann has been work-shopping an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby for a while now, with Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly in the role of Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. Luhrmann announced in November that he had cast Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, but added that the casting did not mean that the director had committed to making The Great Gatsby his next movie.
In a recent interview with The New York Magazine, Luhrmann revealed that he was actually not going to make The Great Gatsby "right now".
bradley cooper wants in >> Posted 03.17.11 by Ryan
I'm not doing Gatsby right now for this reason. Because despite what might be out there, I have made no comment about anything. So until I say it, it's not said, you know.
What it means is, much like what goes on in any event, when you're in the middle of the work, there's all sorts of things you're doing, and, you know, when I'm really clear — I, right now, my only focus is absorbing — I've been studying Fitzgerald now for three years, and my only act now is to absorb the DNA of his world, his life, the world of the novel. That's why I have published on our website all the books we're reading. And I think before we all engage anyone, the first thing to do is to do your homework, read the books, and then let's talk.
The success of Avatar set off a wave of 3-D movies, but detractors of the 3-D movement might suggest that not every movie requires the format, and to them we ask: would you like to see The Great Gatsby in 3-D?
Director Baz Luhrmann is working on an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and at a panel discussion at the Consumer Electronics Show, told THR he had "workshopped" the movie in 3-D, but had not come to a final conclusion on whether to use the format for the movie. what's next for Luhrmann? >> Posted 01.10.11 by Ryan
Director Baz Luhrmann is filling out his cast for his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. With Leonardo DiCaprio set to play Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Luhrmann told Deadline that, after reading several actresses for the character of Daisy Buchanan, he has cast Carey Mulligan in the role.
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Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world's most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: "Hello, Daisy Buchanan."
As we near the end of 2008, Variety's Peter Bart has issued a memo to Will Smith in which he offer's the rather obvious observation that Seven Pounds "doesn't really work" and cautions the actor's reliance in Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers: The Story of Success. "Your career provides testimony to my point theory that 'innate talent' wins the day, but you're beginning to negate that talent by trying to goddamned hard," Bart tells Smith in the memo.
The memo follows a similar tirade to Baz Lurhmann regarding the director's announced plans to remake The Great Gatsby. "My advice (unsolicited) on Gatsby can be summed up in two words: Think again," Bart says to Lurhmann, adding that Fitzgerald's classic work "doesn't translate to screeen" and can be "an expensive trap."
You can read Bart's full memos on his blog at Variety.com. Posted 12.31.08 by reelz