The Great Gatsby is quickly coming towards its May 30 Australian release and with premiere screenings also coming up soon at Cannes Film Festival and in the states the first clips are starting to hit the internet.
The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann who brought us such films as ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet’ which also starred Leonardo DiCaprio, the first clip titled ‘All From Your Imagination‘ shows DiCaprio (Gatsby) and Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan) talking while having a dance at one of Gatsby’s lavish parties.
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.
Rather intriged and somewhat excited also to see this movie, I’m quite interested to see what Luhrmann will do with this rather epic story. I’m a huge fan of his previous work with ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (lets just forget about Australia) let’s hope this time around he nails it.
The Great Gatsby opens in Australia on the 30th May, we will bring you more clips and featurettes as we get them! Check it out below, or click here to see the trailer.