Merry Christmas to me! It’s no secret that I’m totally and utterly jazzed to see one of my favorite filmmakers (Baz Luhrmann) take on one of my favorite literary classics (The Great Gatsby). Sure, we’ve seen the paparazzi photos of leading man Leonardo DiCaprio test driving around in one of the (we assume) picture cars and we saw Luhrmann’s test shot of Carey Mulligan as her character Daisy. Now we get to see some official first photos and I couldn’t be more happier – even if the cast doesn’t look particularly joyful.
A million thanks to Sassisamblog.com who posted the photos. They feature DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Mulligan as Daisy, Tobey Maguire as (in my opinion, a miscast) Nick Carraway, and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan. The lighting alone in the first photo featured here literally gives me chills. Gorgeous!
These are but a tease of what’s to come from the visionary director. It will be very interesting to see what he does with such classic material in 3D. What are your thoughts? Are you as excited to see this film as I am?