If the aesthetically indulgent trailer is any indication, the highly anticipated adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey McGuire and Carey Mulligan, is getting the full Baz Luhrmann treatment.
Famous for his opulent, operatic approach to filmmaking in movies like "Moulin Rouge" and "Strictly Ballroom," director Baz Luhrmann helms this version of what many consider the F. Scott Fitzgerald's quintessential Great American Novel.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire in love with with the beautiful but shallow Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan. Tobey McGuire plays Nick Carraway, a young, naive Yale graduate caught up in the luxurious, "roaring" 1920s party scene of New York's elite.
Be sure to take note of the trailer's anachronistic song selection for a film set in the 1920s. It starts with "No Church in the Wild" by Jay-Z and Kanye West and finishes with a Jack White cover of “Love Is Blindness.”
"The Great Gatsby" opens December 25.