It’s finally official. Baz Luhrmann will be making his adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby in 3D and Warner Brothers will distribute. The news was announced Saturday in Sydney, Australia where Luhrmann will shoot the film beginning in August. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan will most likely star, each making their first 3D film. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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For months we’ve heard that Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrman has been workshopping an adaptation the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Then there was a hotly contested casting search for the role of Daisy, with the role eventually going to Carey Mulligan. Finally, Luhrman mentioned he might shoot the film in 3D.
Now Luhrman, who has only directed four films since 1992, isn’t even sure he’s going to make the film. A final decision will be made by the end of the week. Read his quotes after the break. Read More »
In the coming years, someone is going to write a really interesting book about this new evolution of 3D complete with the highs, the lows and the creamy middles. And while the 2010 chapter certainly had some lows – Clash of the Titans, The Last Airbender – 2011 looks like it could easily turn the page. We already know we’ll see our first Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese 3D films this year and now two more well-respected filmmakers could be throwing their hat in the three-dimensional ring.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, director Baz Luhrmann revealed that while a final decision has yet to be made, he has workshopped shooting his upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby in 3D. And Michael Mann revealed that he’d like to shoot a “pure dialogue drama” in 3D as well. Read more about each, as well as Oliver Stone’s thoughts on the format, below. Read More »
Briefly: Small update here — we talked not long ago about the fact that Carey Mulligan had become the favorite to take the Daisy Buchanan role in Baz Luhrmann‘s version of The Great Gatsby. Now the director has announced that she is definitely his Daisy. The catch: he’s still not sure Gatsby will be his next film.
The director confirmed his decision to Deadline, and provided an image of the actress in full-on Daisy Buchanan mode that was snapped during a November 2 reading of the script. But he also offered this enigmatic quote: “There are a few elements that I feel need to be resolved before I would categorically state that this is my next film.” Those things could be related to financing, or to casting. While Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are presumed to have the roles of Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway, there are also a number of others to cast. With that core trio in place, however, you’d think the rest would quickly fall into line.
Hit the jump for a full version of the photo Mr. Luhrmann took of Carey Mulligan as Daisy. Read More »
Baz Luhrmann‘s upcoming adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby has been the source of one of the biggest ‘actress wishlist’ tales of the last couple months. (The others being Gravity and The Dark Knight Rises — says a lot about the industry today that the shortlist for each film is basically the same.)
Now the director reportedly has a new top choice to play Daisy Buchanan: Carey Mulligan, most recently seen in Never Let Me Go and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Read More »
As he’s been workshopping his script for The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann is still trying to find a woman to play Daisy in his new film version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. The role was played by Rebecca Hall in that recent workshop, during which Leonardo DiCaprio played Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire read narrator and onlooker Nick Carraway.
But Rebecca Hall’s participation didn’t mean that she was cast (none of the actors are formally cast, in fact) and now there’s a report saying that the director is looking at a diverse lineup of actresses for the part, including Keira Knightley, Abbie Cornish and more in addition to Amanda Seyfried, who was the first actress said to be a real candidate. Read More »
We recently heard that Baz Luhrmann is thinking about directing one of two possible projects. One is a musical, and the other is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic novel The Great Gatsby. The latter has been rumored to star Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Amanda Seyfried, with Natalie Portman also discussed as an option for the female lead, but the decision between the two projects, Mr. Luhrmann said, would likely be made at the end of this month or into the middle of November.
Now, however, there’s a report that DiCaprio and Maguire have been quietly workshopping scenes from The Great Gatsby with the director in New York City, with Rebecca Hall reading the lead female role of Daisy Buchanan. Read More »
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To answer my own question: yes and, quite possibly, no. We’ve known for some time that a new version of The Great Gatsby was on Baz Luhrmann‘s plate, along with a couple of other pictures like a historical epic, another musical, possibly with Slumdog Millionaire score composer A.R. Rahmann.
Now Mr. Luhrmann says he’s got scripts for both Gatsby and the musical set to go, and will be deciding between them over the next six weeks. Rumored casting for Gatsby is pretty serious: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Amanda Seyfried. Read More »