First Official Images from Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby (2012) Movie Image

I was a pretty big fan of author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” when we were forced to read it in high school, much to the dismay of my friends at the time. Maybe it’s the pretentious writer in me talking, but I’ve always felt that the book was near-perfect in a literary sense, and it’s certainly a tale that’s ripe for wrangling by someone with a penchant for strong, lush visuals. Enter “Romeo + Juliet” director Baz Luhrmann, who’s re-teaming with star Leonardo DiCaprio for what is sure to be a lavish big-screen adaptation of the aforementioned book. My only complaint: Tobey Maguire. I can’t stand that guy. Have you seen him cry? Painful.

If you were prone to sleeping in English class, you may need this:

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

“The Great Gatsby”, which also stars Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher, opens on December 25th, 2012. Hopefully this Christmas gift won’t be the equivalent of a lump of coal.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby (2012) Movie Image

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)