Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby Release Date Set For 2013

By Sean O'Connell 2012-09-20 13:09:39discussion comments
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With the blink of an eye (and the changing of a release date), Baz Luhrmannís glitzy The Great Gatsby has gone from bona-fide Best Picture contender to flashy, splashy summer popcorn escapism.

Gatsby will open on May 10, 2013, Warner confirmed in a press release. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the mysterious millionaire of the title. Heíll be joined by Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher in the exquisite-looking period adaptation.
ďAudiences have been looking forward to Baz Luhrmannís film adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, and we felt this beautifully extravagant and dramatic film would be a perfect way for us to kick off our Summer slate,Ē said President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman.

And thatís probably the case. But what happened to those rumors that Luhrmann was in search of additional funding to complete his Gatsby vision? Did he secure it? Did Warner finally come around and fork over enough cash to finish the film? These will be questions for later, when the director and his cast are making the press rounds. For now, letís just celebrate the fact that Luhrmannís Gatsby is so far back on track that it has an official release date. And if you need to be reminded why weíre so excited by the filmís potential, hereís the trailer that came out back when we thought we were seeing Gatsby on Christmas Day.

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