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First Official Images From Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' Provide Some Good Costume Ideas For New Year's Eve

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by Drew Taylor
December 13, 2011 11:30 AM
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Well, they're here folks! The first two images that Warner Bros. (courtesy of Sassisam, via The Film Stage) has chosen to release from Baz Luhrmann's splashy and expensive take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's required reading list staple "The Great Gatsby" and, well, they look like an adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," albeit one with a pretty enticing cast.

While we'd already gotten some spy camera-y looks at Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire (as Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway, respectively), this is our first official look at the cast together, with DiCaprio and Maguire joined by Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, all of them in period finery, sitting around a table. Just think about how much depth that table will have when it's in 3D! Those looking for some kind of wild, kinetic, Luhrmann-esque reimagining will be disappointed - this looks like a fairly straightforward adaptation. No crazy colors or drag queen-worthy costumes here, sadly, but they're certainly as lush as you might expect from Luhrmann and the material.

The second photo shows DiCaprio holding Mulligan, and the pair certainly look the part, exquisitely so. While eyebrows were raised about some of the casting, everyone's looking convincing, and fingers crossed they can pull off the acting side of it too -- there's more than enough acclaimed performances and awards nominations around this table to hold out hope for that.

"The Great Gatsby" doesn't even open until Christmas Day, 2012 (when another DiCpario joint, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," drops), so chances are we'll be bombarded in the coming months with more photos, trailers, posters, and whatever else they can cook up to sell this $100 million+ 3D literary adaptation. 

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7 Comments

  • jmp | December 13, 2011 7:10 PMReply

    I want to be optomistic , but I just don't buy any of these actors in these roles. Especially, Carey Mulligan as the very alluring Daisy Buchanan . Plus, the ridiculous 3D crap. Sigh !

  • Jandy Stone | December 13, 2011 3:07 PMReply

    I'm pretty excited to see DiCaprio and Mulligan in the Jazz Age, despite Gatsby being one of my least favorite Fitzgerald books. But why is this in 3D? Ugh. Not that I'll be seeing it that way anyway...

  • KT | December 13, 2011 1:36 PMReply

    @ MATT

    Oh, you're right... I guess all the Transformers and Harry Potters only made their money back from merchandizing...

  • oui | December 13, 2011 1:05 PMReply

    This movie is going to be absolutely terrible but whoever is doing Leo's hair/look needs an Academy Award stat. Best he's looked in 10 years.

  • Matt | December 13, 2011 1:00 PMReply

    ...that doesnt really matter.. the box office is not where movies generate their main source of revenue.

  • KT | December 13, 2011 12:31 PMReply

    This film will bring in about the same boxoffice receipts as "J. Edgar", if not worse.

  • Carson Wells | December 13, 2011 9:30 PM

    Who cares? Surely all that matters to us film lovers is whether it is good or bad. I couldn't care less how much money it makes. PS. Carey Mulligan looks gorgeous.

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