Once I saw Carey Mulligan dressed as Daisy Buchanan in her character poster, any trepidation I had of her taking on the iconic role quickly subsided. She is the very essence of Daisy. I’m so glad Scarlett Johansson bowed out of the running due to filming conflicts with We Bought A Zoo 😉 Just in case you were curious, Mulligan also beat out a list of other actresses including Keira Knightley, Rebecca Hall, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish and Michelle Williams for the coveted role.
The Great Gatsby was supposed to hit theaters this Christmas, but Warner Bros. bumped it to May 10, 2013 to avoid their own film The Hobbit. If Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation is half as good as it looks, it’s going to be a winner. Not surprisingly, it’s visually stunning. Instantly, I felt I was transported back to the roaring 20s to some glitzy jazzy affair. It felt like, fittingly enough a hybrid of Luhrmann’s two successful flicks- Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge.
Watching the trailer definitely inspired me to hold my very own Gatsby party before the film opens. Check out the trailer below along with character posters of Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki and Carey Mulligan. They’re fantastic.
The Great Gatsby Movie Trailer
Are you excited to see The Great Gatsby in 2013? Bummed that it was bumped from Christmas 2012? Have you read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel? Sound off below.