New Image from Baz Lurhmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY

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A new image from Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby has gone online.  The image shows “flamboyant and suave Jewish money lender” Meyer Wolfsheim (Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan) sitting next to Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) and Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).  However, don’t expect to see much of Wolfsheim in the picture.  “I play Meyer Wolfsheim for about a few seconds…,” Bachchan tells THR, “by the time you look down on your popcorn to pick another morsel, I’d be gone from the film…he, he…kinda short service… But with giants of Hollywood – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire.”  Still, it’s not bad gig for someone who hosts the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? I never saw Regis Philbin in a potential awards-contender.

Hit the jump to check out the full image, and click here for Steve’s thoughts on the footage he saw at CinemaCon.  The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, and Joel EdgertonThe Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th.

Image via THR.

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Here’s the synopsis for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby:

“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.




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  • tinypony

    Good to see the great Amitabh Bachchan in a Hollywood effort. He’s essentially the Marlon Brando of Indian cinema, beloved across South and Western Asia.

  • jetblac

    damn… Amitabh Bachchan has looked better.

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  • Banes

    He is great Indian actor. He is doing this role Because Baz requested him to do so.

  • peyman

    Amitabh Bachchan al pacino of indian cinema. dicaprio amazing

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  • Vick

    @Matt . You got to do your research man . It’s in posts like these that your lack of knowledge of world cinema shows.

    The only thing you could dig up on Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan
    was that he hosted the indian version of Who wants to be a millioniare. C’mon man are you serious.

    Google my friend .

    Did you know that he is considered to be the greatest living indian actor ever in Asia and that he has won 14 ( yes that’s right ) filmfare awards which are the equivalent of oscars in that country.

    Do your research man , that’s your job.

    V

    • Neil

      Word.

  • Kanwar

    Not the biggest fan of Amitach Bachchan here (Think he is overrated and way past his best) but describing him like an Indian Version of Regis Philbin is beyond stupid. For a man who was voted the Biggest Star of the Millennium in a survey by the Friggin BBC (One of the few Media giants you can still sort of trust) to be described so flippantly shows lack of effort and just plain laziness.

    A little research? Yeah?

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