Get booking those Jetstar flights people: Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Baz Luhrmann are coming to Sydney for the Aussie premiere of The Great Gatsby.
This could be your one and only chance to see DiCaprio in the flesh before a receding hairline and wrinkles take over (he is, afterall, approaching 40 and that pretty face is undeniably getting rounder).
Good old Luhrmann hasn’t let his home-country down, with Sydney to be the third city to host a premiere of the film after New York and the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
The event will be held at Hoyts, The Entertainment Quarter, Wednesday May 22nd. Cast members Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Joel Edgerton (aussie aussie aussie!!) will also attend.
Adapted from F, Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby follows 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, bootleg kings, and skyrocketing stocks.
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 of 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.