A new image from director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby has landed online. We got our first look at the film by way of a trailer earlier this week, and for better or worse it’s undeniably Luhrmann. Many were put off by the use of popular music in the trailer, and to that lot I’d like to ask you to re-watch Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet and tell me what you were expecting from Luhrmann’s spin on Gatsby. The cast is encouraging and the photography looks absolutely phenomenal (I’m actually eager to see the film in 3D). If nothing else, Luhrmann’s Gatsby promises to be completely unlike any other iteration of the material we’ve seen before or are likely to see in the future. This new image is a snapshot of a scene between Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby and Carey Mulligan’s Daisy under the conveniently gorgeous moonlight.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, and Isla Fischer. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th.
Image via the film’s UK Facebook page.
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.