Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and poster for The Great Gatsby, which arrives in theaters December 25. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Tobey Maguire portrays Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan, and Joel Edgerton rounds out the cast as Tom Buchanan. Watch as these fine actors come together for what could be a Best Picture hopeful at the end of this year.
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.
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