The trailer for the upcoming adaptation being undertaken by Baz Luhrmann has been released today!
Personally, I am an enormous fan of the book and if the film delivers on what the trailer is offering, then Luhrmann has created the greatest adaptation seen yet.
The trailer starts off with music by Florence and the Machine, and highlights what makes Jay Gatsby’s character so magnetic to narrator Nick Carraway. Then the tone switches with a fantastic cover of ‘So Happy Together’ by Filter. It then begins showing us the darker undertones of the film, eventually we begin to see the darkness that lies within Gatsby himself.
The film centers around Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island. Nick finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the iconic Jay Gatsby. Toby Maguire as the enigmatic narrator Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan will be playing as the delicate Daisy Buchanan.
This trailer has gotten me really excited to see The Great Gatsby, what did you think of it?