The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Great Gatsby is an upcoming American romantic drama film adaptation of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby. It will be directed by Baz Luhrmann, and will star Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim and Brendan Maclean as Klipspringer. Filming began on September 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. The film is set to be released in Real D 3D and 2D cinemas on December 25, 2012 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Prior to this film there had already been a Broadway play and numerous film adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald's acclaimed 1925 novel of the same name. In December 2008 Variety magazine reported that this film adaption of the book was to be made with Australia (2008) filmmaker Baz Luhrmann set to direct it. When asked about the movie, Luhrmann stated that he planned the remake to be more timely due to its theme of criticizing the often irresponsible lifestyles of wealthy people. In order to commit to the project, in September 2010 Luhrmann moved with his family from Australia to Chelsea, New York, where he had intended to film The Great Gatsby.