Baz Luhrmann – the man who brought us the likes of Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet – was perhaps an unlikely choice as director for the upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby.
Luhrmann is known for his flamboyant, colourful, no-holds-barred approach to his work. Surely this would be at odds with the doomed love story of Gatsby? And yet, equally, who better to depict the dazzling, daring and utterly thrilling pace of life that the 1920s became famed for?
Published in 1925 when Fitzgerald was 28 years old, The Great Gatsby depicts the doomed love affair of mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and troubled Daisy Buchanan, as seen through the eyes of narrator Nick Carraway.
We are BEYOND excited to see Luhrmann’s adaptation when it hits screens at the end of the year (25th December, to be precise – a rather nice Christmas present, eh?) The cast includes the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, and when the first trailer for the film was released in May, it was met with excited reviews. In short – the world cannot wait to see what Luhrmann has done with this achingly moving novel.
How stunning are these images from the film? Roll on December…
Watch the trailer below!
P.S. This is a brilliant article about the origins of the ‘real’ Jay Gatsby.