First Look Photos: DiCaprio, Mulligan & Maguire in 'The Great Gatsby'
We're taking a moment to feature these first look photos because, while they are indeed just some set photos from Sydney, Australia, they're perfect first look shots from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. They don't reveal anything and are simply good first looks at the costumes, and facial expressions, of the primary cast of this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. Tobey Maguire stars as Nick Carraway, meeting Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan, and Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. All three of them can be seen strolling through Sydney Centennial Park thanks to Celebuzz, tip via SlashFilm. See below!
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Warner Bros' new take on The Great Gatsby is being directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Australia), from a script by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. Adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's beloved novel set on Long Island that centers on Midwesterner Nick Carraway who is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway sees through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. In addition to Maguire as Carraway, Mulligan as Daisy, and DiCaprio, this also stars Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton, Gemma Ward, Callan McAuliffe, Amitabh Bachchan and Jason Clarke. It's scheduled to hit theaters in 3D on Christmas Day in 2012.
Baz Luhrmann is crass, unsubtle tool, and this will be like everything he has ever directed. Bright, pretty and fast moving, yet utterly devoid of any sort of compelling characters or narrative. Because believe me, if there is one hack in Hollywood that can stuff up as story as good as The Great Gatsby, it's Baz "lets name the main character after his profession" Luhrmann. Shudder.
Lebowski on Nov 18, 2011
Romeo + Juliet - Main character = Romeo? Moulin Rouge - Main character = Christian? Satine? Strictly Ballroom - Main character = Scott? Australia - Main character = Drover. Yes, this one is a profession. But, it is not the character's name. He's simply being referred to generically, as in a nickname, like someone in an American based western being called "Cowboy" by his non-cattle driving associates. If you don't like someone's work, that's fine. But rash, ridiculous generalities like this? Do your homework, then try to be cool.
Scotty97 on Nov 19, 2011
This is one of my all time favorite books. Can't wait. These looks great.
FishSticked on Nov 18, 2011
I gotta be honest. These photo's make these very talented and well respected actors look like they're playing dress up imitating a Real and better Great Gatsby film. I know they're only first looks, but they don't look convincing at all.
Aero027 on Nov 18, 2011
FYI, that's what they do in 1920's, they all do dress up to impress one another. It is all about social climbing status. The more you dress up, the more you look richer and self important. It may look ridicules to you now seeing these pictures but if they were living in 1920's now and dress up like these, they could walk in to the white house without even showing an id.
Yonisepa on Nov 18, 2011
I guess it's easier to view things through the 2011 lens instead of actually checking out how things really were back in the 1920s--reading books, looking at photos, etc, since we don't have time travel. And just what does Aero027 mean by a "Real and better Great Gatsby film"?
Anonymous on Nov 20, 2011
i want it to be good cause the book its great but i have serious doubts, plus toby is such a bad actor i just cant watch him.
happy camper on Nov 18, 2011
Well, the only thing we can do is, well, wait and see. I personally like the cast. I still love the 1970's TGG with Redford, Farrow, Waterson and Chiles, but if this film brings renewed interest in the novel, I'm all for that.
Anonymous on Nov 20, 2011
Looks good. Hope Tobey doesn't look that intense throughout the movie though, haha =)
Andreas Climent on Nov 19, 2011
Holy crap! Amitabh Bachchan is in it too?! Wow he finally accepted a Hollywood offer huh? For those who don't know, Amitabh Bachchan is one of India's greatest actors and one despite his pedigree, said he wouldn't accept a Hollywood role to play Indian stereotypes and would only consider doing a Hollywood film if the role was a good one. I haven't read the 'The Great Gatsby' but I wonder what role he'll play.
MithunOnThe.Net on Nov 19, 2011
And what's the point of this movie being in 3D????
A_mA on Nov 19, 2011
Redford was supposed to be the absolute ideal Gatsby when he tackled the role in 1974. Same with Mia Farrow as Daisy. That movie is slow moving torture. I don't see the point in remaking a movie when the book which is very heavy on symbolism (which doesn't transfer well onto Screen
David A. Tew on Nov 21, 2011
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