FILMING A CLASSIC
“I would see anyone and do anything to make sure ‘Gatsby’ stayed alive,” the Australian Director says of his upcoming adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Like his protagonist Jay Gatsby, the Australian director once reinvented himself with a name change and new identity. Now, he’s risked everything on his flashy $100 million spectacle
Drive and Gamble Behind ‘Great Gatsby’
Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and Scott Fitzgerald to inaugurate the Festival de Cannes
Adapted from the famous novel by American author Francis Scott Fitzgerald and set against the roaring twenties on the East Coast of the United States, the film depicts the romantic and tragic figure of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio),
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby, the entertaining millionaire who seems to have everything but remains troubled on the inside. The movie is set to open the 66th Cannes Film Festival and will screen May 15 out of Competition, as part of the Official Selection, at the Grand Theatre Lumiere of the Palais des Festivals.
Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan, has a devious personality underneath her looks and charm in the adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. The film will be distributed in 2D and 3D by Warner Bros. Pictures and in certain regions by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Tobey Maguire plays aspiring writer Nick Carraway, who moves to New York City, where he is introduced to a world of wealth accompanied with tragedy. The 1925 book by F. Scott Fitzgerald was adapted by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce.
The Savoy diamond headpiece from The Great Gatsby Collection, inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s film in collaboration with Catherine Martin, floats above a shining dance floor of glass bubbles. In the background a night sky is filled with animated fireworks, reminiscent of the garden of Jay Gatsby’s wild Long Island summer parties.
Layers of etched glass and mirrors, depicting a deco fountain, provide a sumptuous backdrop to a pair of stylized sculpted hands adorned with pearl and diamond hand ornaments from The Great Gatsby Collection, inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s film in collaboration with Catherine Martin. Five staggeringly detailed miniature chandeliers hover above whilst floating glass bubbles framed by deco crystal sconces to complete the look.
Elizabeth Debicki plays the cynical Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby, which was scored by rapper Jay-Z
Despite being married to Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton’s Tom Buchanan has a mistress on the side along with what everyone wants: wealth and power.
Myrtle Wilson, played by Isla Fisher, remains loyal to Tom Buchanan as his mistress.
‘The Great Gatsby’ Director Baz Luhrmann Praises Star Leonardo DiCaprio
Behind the scenes of THR’s cover shoot with The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann. “I’ve known Leonardo since he was 19, he is a friend. When I met him he was a gifted boy.. he is now a man and he is a man completely in control of his powers. And he only has two things he takes incredibly seriously, the environment and acting.”
For the May 2013 cover of the fashion bible, Wintour chose none other than the newest Daisy Buchanan, Carey Mulligan, to front the issue. Dressed in Oscar de la Renta, Mulligan posed for legendary photographer Mario Testino showing off undeniable presence and position as a true star.
ANOTHER LOVE STORY
‘The Great Gatsby’ Trailer
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maquire star in a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy in Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby.