Synopsis: Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Release Date: December 25, 2012
Thoughts: The novel we all had to read in English class has been given the remake treatment courtesty of Baz Lurhman and Leonardo DiCaprio. Proudly touting it’s 3Dness, viewing the trailer is an interesting experience. Lurhman is never one to play it conventional so juxtaposing a modern score with the strikingly detailed visuals in this first preview is right up his alley. Jay Gatsby might be a nice change of pace for DiCaprio who seems to be endlessly going after Oscar gold. As good an actor as he is, he takes himself way too seriously — so how great this Gatsby is might be dependent on how far DiCaprio and company are willing to go with this new take on a classic piece of literature.