The third trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of The Great Gatsby focuses on the story’s romanticism (compare it to the previous trailer here). Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton and Jason Clarke, it opens May 10.
We’d love to know what Roger Ebert, who died yesterday, would have thought of this. He wasn’t much of a fan of the 1974 adaptation, starring Robert Redford, calling it a “superficially beautiful hunk of a movie with nothing much in common with the spirit of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.” He was a fan of Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, which he gave 3.5 stars out of 4, saying it is constructed with “the melodrama of a 19th century opera, the Technicolor brashness of a 1950s Hollywood musical and the quick-cutting frenzy of a music video … like the fevered snapshots created by your imagination before an anticipated erotic encounter.”
The trade paperback tie-in arrives on 4/23 (S&S/Scribner).