For his next lavish, star-studded production, Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Australia) is going the 3D route with an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s revered classic The Great Gatsby. Headlined by Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan, we’ve got the first trailer today.
Starting things off with Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s No Church In the Wild, this tease segues into a Jack White cover of U2‘s Love is Blindness and while the production design seems to be spot-on as expected, there is a lack of energy and cohesiveness to the editing here. With a stacked cast and Luhrmann at the helm, who seems to be having fun in the 3D realm as seen in some framing here, I’m still looking forward to this one. Also starring Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki and Amitabh Bachchan, one can see the trailer below via Apple.
“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.
The Great Gatsby hits theaters on December 25th, 2012.
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