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Audiences who were fired up for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby when it was supposed to arrive in theaters last year are going to have to rekindle that passion for the director’s vibrant brand of storytelling. Two new TV spots for the movie that have just been released should help quite a bit .
“I wish I could have warned him it was all about to crash,” the narrator teases in the above clip, which makes excellent use of Jack White’s fiery cover of U2’s Love is Blindness.. The second spot continues the parade of colorful imagery and heated passions, though this other clip – posted on the Warner Bros India YouTube Channel – plays into Gatsby’s carnivorous hunger for wine, women and song. Either way, both spots serve as eye-catching invites to Luhrmann’s party, which may have been delayed from last Christmas (and an obvious Oscar run), but is ready to take the summer season by storm.
The Great Gatsby, of course, adapts F. Scot Fitzgerald’s classic novel about a wealthy, mysterious protagonist (played here by Leonardo DiCaprio) who charms and bewitches multiple characters trying to hold it together during the Roaring ‘20s. Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher co-star in the film, though Luhrmann fans who fell hard for the candy-coated heartache he peddled in Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge! are really waiting to see if the director’s bloated Australia was a misfire or the new norm.
The movie pulls into theaters on May 10, sandwiched between Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness? Strategic? Or suicide? We’ll find out soon enough.