Baz Luhrmann's vision of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby looks incredible. I love what I've seen from it, both the visuals and the acting look top notch. He managed to make a book I thought was boring back in high school look intriguing as hell.
To make things even more interesting, it's been confirmed that Jay Z is scoring the film. The news comes from singer, songwriter, and producer Jeymes Samuel a.k.a. The Bullitts who revealed via twitter...
Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!— THE BULLITTS (@TheBullitts) December 30, 2012
There's also a few new photos from the film for you to check out featuring Leonardo DiCraprio, Joel Edgerton and the beautiful Carey Mulligan. The movie hits theaters on May 10th, 2013, and you can check out the latest trailer for the film below.
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. “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, TomBuchanan. 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.