Remember this movie? It’s weird to think an expensive, star-studded adaptation of one of the most acclaimed books in American literature — presented in eye-popping 3D, no less — could fall off the radar for a bit; then again, five-month delays are sort of a killer. While Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby was, at one time, schedule to hit just six days from now, the Australian with a penchant for lavishness is now going to try to make F. Scott Fitzgerald a summer star. To compensate for themselves, meanwhile, Warner Bros. have released a new trailer. (You have to do what you can.)
Judging by the work in this two-and-a-half-minute preview — a strategy that’s never proven faulty, of course — it looks as if, God willing, we have a worthwhile adaptation. (Not that, again, going off the preview for a troubled production is an approach with any faults.) There’s a nice balance to be found in the cast: Leonardo DiCaprio is, already, showing the wounded pomposity of Jay Gatsby (a less vile high society type than Calvin Candie); Tobey Maguire‘s got that wide-eyed, naive feeling that goes with Nick Carraway; and we already know Carey Mulligan can cry. A perfect Daisy!
We’re given better glances at the supporting cast than prior looks, and though it’s still not much — save for the specter Joel Edgerton‘s mustache — it’s Luhrmann‘s gorgeous design which, for the time being, acts as our main selling point. Going off what’s here, that’s not such a bad introduction.
Watch the trailer below (via Apple):
Here, too, is a complete set of character posters, character-appropriated Fitzgerald quotes included:
The Great Gatsby hits theaters May 10th, 2013.
What do you make of this trailer? Is it a noticeable improvement on what came before?
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