Friday, April 19, 2013

Baz Luhrman and Cast to Visit Australia For Premiere of 'The Great Gatsby'

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have announced today that filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, together with cast-members Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki, will attend the Australian Premiere of the The Great Gatsby at Hoyts, The Entertainment Quarter, on Wednesday 22nd May 2013.

Sydney will be the third city to host a Premiere event after New York and the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

The Great Gatsby follows 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, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. 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 of 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.

Leo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson, and Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.

Oscar nominee Luhrmann directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Luhrmann produces, along with Catherine Martin, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman. The executive producers are Barrie M. Osborne, JAY Z, and Bruce Berman.

THE GREAT GATSBY will release in Australian cinemas on 30th May 2013.

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