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New Epic Trailer for Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' with a Smoldering Leonardo DiCaprio

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 20, 2012 at 2:09PM

When Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" explodes onto screens on May 10 --and explode it will, if the trailer's outrageously epic footage is any indication--at least two subsets of people will have reason to celebrate: Fans of Luhrmann's extravagent creative license-taking...
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Jay Gatsby, DiCaprio

When Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" explodes onto screens on May 10 --and explode it will, if the trailer's outrageously epic footage is any indication--at least two subsets of people will have reason to celebrate: Fans of Luhrmann's extravagent creative license-taking (as successfully expressed in "Romeo + Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge," and to a far lesser extent in "Australia"); and fans of Leonardo DiCaprio as a devilishly good looking romantic lead. Generally things haven't gone well for him in that department (love poison, no room on the raft, crazy dead wives, etc) and he's avoided the romance altogether lately, opting for "J. Edgar" and the evil Calvin Candie in "Django Unchained." But his smolder has not been forgotten, and even if things don't end well for him in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, we can look forward to the Jay Gatsby-Daisy Buchanan love affair.

Take a look at the new trailer below.

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, The Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.