The Great Gatsby, some people groaned while other people cheered upon first hearing that the film was going into production… again. Written by F. Scotts Fitzgerald, the first adaptation of the popular novel first occurred in 1926 (Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson), then again in 1949 (Alan Ladd, Betty Field), then again in 1974 (Robert Redford, Mia Farrow).
The Great Gatsby will hit the big screen for a fourth time Christmas 2012. With a classic tale and a killer cast, consisting of several Oscar award winning actors, I think it comes without saying, director Baz Luhrmann plans to fill his shelf with several gold statues. The man’s probably already dusted off a space on his shelf.
Today, Warner Bros. released the first photos of the cast and do they look amazing in 1920′s attire, especially Carey Mulligan, who belongs in the 20s. Jay Gatsby will be played by the great Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Carraway will be played by ex-web slinger, Tobey Maguire, and Daisy Buchanan will be played by Carey Mulligan (Shame). Can’t go wrong with that cast there, right?
Carey recently spoke with LA Times about what it was like playing such an iconic literary character:
“It’s very nerve-racking,” said Carrey. I know how much the book means, especially in America. And everyone has their own view on what the book means, which makes it even more nerve-racking,” she added.
If you’re scratching your head as to why this film was shot in 3D, don’t worry we’re asking the same question. Check out the pictures below and let us know what you think.