Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Warner Bros. pushed back the release of Baz Luhrmann‘s new version of The Great Gatsby from December to May 10, 2013, exiting this year’s crowded awards race and giving Luhrmann more time to tinker with the film’s soundtrack and big-ticket special effects.
Now there’s a new trailer for the film — or, to be specific, a revised version of the trailer that hit months ago. This one features the new release info, as well as a couple other small changes. I’ll let you try to spot those, though the biggest one comes right in the first few seconds. Hint: it’s a fix for the original trailer’s unfortunate spelling gaffe.
Luhrmann’s Gatsby features Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire as writer Nick Carraway, who narrates story. Carey Mulligan is Gatsby’s long-simmering love interest and Nick’s cousin Daisy Buchanan; Joel Edgerton is her husband Tom; Isla Fisher is Tom’s mistress Myrtle; and Elizabeth Debicki is Daisy’s friend and Nick’s love interest Jordan.
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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