Release Date: 2013-05-10
Distributors: Columbia Pictures
Directors: Baz Lurhmann
Film Genre(s): Drama, 3D
SYNOPSISBased on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald first published in 1925, this follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) 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 (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). 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 ...
- Deadline reports that Carey Mulligan has been confirmed for the female lead in the pic -- she'll join Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Gatsby with reports heavily pointing towards Tobey Maguire stepping in as Nick Carraway, the novel's narrator and best friend to Gatsby. 2010-11-16 - The Hollywood Reporter reports that Isla Fisher appears ready to join the cast.
- 2011-04-19 - Variety reports that Joel Edgerton has joined the cast.
- 2011-05-17 - The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jason Clarke has joined the cast.