Ruining the plans of literary geeks and high school English classes everywhere, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will be released in summer of 2013 instead of this December, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, envisioned by the director behind "Moulin Rouge" and "Romeo+Juliet" stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carry Mulligan as Daisy (Gatsby's one who got away), and Tobey Maguire as Nick, the book's narrator. F. Scott's Fitzgerald's classic novel has been adapted for film before, most recently a made for TV movie in 2000, but fans of Luhrmann were eager to see how his unique style would be applied to the well known story.
The Great Gatsby
The film's trailer has been released and shows off the movie's bright, bold cinematography as well as dramatic performances from DiCaprio and Mulligan.
The movie has yet to be given a new release date, Entertainment Weekly reports, simply slated for some time next summer. Dan Fellman, president of distribution at Warner Brothers, the studio behind the film, explained the date switch saying, "We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible." We won't know how well Luhrmann handled it for another year, but Warner Brothers definitely knows how to build suspense.
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