Here’s a new trailer for the newest adaptation of The Great Gatsby which in true Baz Luhrmann style looks absolutely stunning.
Despite the film was moved from its Christmas Day 2012 slot to May 10th, 2013, Warner Bros. has been doing out character posters as of late and now they have released a second trailer that opens with Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Gatsby telling Tobey Maguire‘s Nick Carraway his life story.
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of contemporary music the ambitious Luhrmann uses in the actual film that brought the Jazz Age to the big screen as the second half of the trailer removes the hip-hop for a hard rock version of The Turtles‘ So Happy Together.
This adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel also stars Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher and Zero Dark Thirty co-stars Joel Edgerton and Jason Clarke.
Luhrmann wrote the script himself with Craig Pearce, based on one of the most celebrated books of American literature that most Americans had to read at some point during high school.
Check out the trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.