So, I have mixed feelings about the trailer for Baz Luhrman’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” On the one hand, Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in period costumes retelling one of the greatest suppressed love stories ever. On the other, why does Luhrman always create an anachronistic soundtrack that completely pulls you out of the story? Also, I might be wrong, but I swear I thought I saw the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man In the World” lurking around somewhere in there. In any case, can we talk about the costumes? I want these costumes. Really. Let’s take a look.
You guys. Stop what you’re doing right now and watch the trailer for “The Great Gatsby.” We’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as the naif, Nick Carraway. But forget about the cast, because they aren’t even factoring into my obsession with this two-minute trailer. The 1920s’ clothes! The Art Deco typography! The soundtrack! Every woman I know is just a little embarrassed at how many times she’s watched the trailer already. Do it. Do it now. [YouTube]
Because a great manicure should tell a story, literary ladies may want to consider this classy mani based on the cover of The Great Gatsby. [The Nail Pro] Keep reading »
We have ourselves a new Tom Buchanan, folks. It has just been announced that Aussie actor, Joel Edgerton, will be replacing Ben Affleck in Baz Luhrmann’s 3D version of “The Great Gatsby.” Affleck, who dropped out because of scheduling conflicts, is just the kind of A-Lister we would expect to see amongst the all-star cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. So who is this guy tackling the role of Tom, Daisy’s millionaire, white supremacist husband? After the jump, five things you should know about Joel Edgerton, a guy you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of on the silver screen. Keep reading »
Step aside, Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Baz Luhrman’s new onscreen version of “The Great Gatsby” keeps getting bigger and better. We were pretty pumped a few months ago when we heard that Leonardo DiCaprio would be taking on the role of everyone’s favorite social climber. Oh, and then we saw that adorable Carey Mulligan had been cast as his Daisy, with Tobey Maguire stripping off the spidey suit to play Nick Carraway. Now we hear that the film will be turning New South Wales into its East Egg. And the strangest news of all—the whole thing will be shot in 3D. It seems like a strange choice for the great American novel, but, then again, we loved Luhrman’s “Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge” so much that we are willing to withhold judgment until the bright colors, big song and dance numbers, and outrageous costumes are swirling in front of us. Here’s hoping “Gatsby” can get the bad taste of “Australia” out of our mouths. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Hollywood is remaking “The Great Gatsby” and Carey Mulligan is set to play Daisy Buchanan, the attractive and shallow young woman who is the object of Jay Gatsby’s obsession. We’re truly excited for the 2012 version of “The Great Gatsby” because of its all-star cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role, and the 1920s-style fashions the film will bring back. But since we like to be ahead of the trends, here’s how you can get Daisy’s style right now. Keep reading »
Leonardo DiCaprio is having a big moment at the … moment. He has been cast in the lead of two movies I cannot wait for—”The Great Gatsby” and “The Devil in the White City.”
Let’s start with “The Devil.” Keep reading »