Sunday, January 2, 2011

Great Gatsby Movie

There's a new movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby ahead of us. Director Baz Luhrmann has indeed purchased the rights to the 1925 novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The full cast hasn't been officially announced, but I heard that Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire are on board too, as Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway respectively. So far, only Actress Carey Mulligan has been confirmed for the film: she will play the role of Daisy Buchanan. There's no official release date yet for Great Gatsby.

Director Baz Luhrmann shared this picture of Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan (picture taken during a reading of the draft script):
(Click on the picture to enlarge.)
Great Gatsby MoviePlot:
"Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn about the bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but unfashionable area populated by the new rich, a group who have made their fortunes too recently to have established social connections and who are prone to garish displays of wealth. Nick’s next-door neighbor in West Egg is a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a gigantic Gothic mansion and throws extravagant parties every Saturday night."

I'm not sure there's a real need for yet another movie adaptation of the Great Gatsby... But hey, if Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrey Mulligan are really part of the cast, you can definitely sign me up for Baz Luhrmann's take on the Roaring Twenties.

More details about the Great Gatsby movie soon!