The first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby has gone online. While I’m not the biggest fan of the source material, I do happen to be a fan of Luhrmann’s. Having this phenomenal cast lined up for the production doesn’t hurt either and this new trailer gives us a glimpse at each of them in turn. There are no 3D effects on display as of yet, but the first trailer highlights all of the bravura, hyperbole and flair we’ve come to expect from the Moulin Rouge! director. While I was a little put off by the choice of music for the trailer, I’ve got faith that the soundtrack will be exemplary as always.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Isla Fisher. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th. [Update: We've now added the teaser poster, which you can find after the jump.]
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 Edgerton. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th.
We have a few more bits of casting news to bring you this afternoon. First up, Marion Cotillard is set to star in the Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) suspense/thriller Rust and Bone. Per Variety, Cotillard will join a cast that already includes Matthias Schoenarts, Celine Sallette and Bouli Lanners. While very few details about Rust and Bone are divulged, it is believed that the French film will be budgeted at around $22 million, making it one of the most expensive the French will offer this year. Adiard’s A Prophet co-writer, Thomas Bidegain, once again co-penned this latest project. The film is expected to begin a 14-week shoot this fall in the south of France and Belgium.
Next, veteran Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan has rounded out the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby adaptation. Variety reports that Bachchan will take on the role of a “shadowy gambler” named Meyer Wolfsheim. The actor will work alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Gemma Ward on the pic which began filming in 3D this week.