First Official Look: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton in ‘The Great Gatsby’
Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
After a healthy crop of spy pics have shown up showing Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan in costume for Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby, here are the first official shots from Warner Bros. They certainly look good, but it would be difficult not to with a $100m+ budget and that cast. Take a gander at two images below and wonder about how the the glitter of the group shot will be so much more dazzling in 3D.
I do love the shot of DiCaprio (as Jay Gatsby) with Carey Mulligan; they look just about perfect. I can’t fault Luhrmann’s casting at all. Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Gemma Ward are also in the film, and while we don’t have any shots of them yet, I imagine by the time the film opens at Christmas 2012 we’ll have seen plenty.
“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.