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'The Great Gatsby' Moves to May of 2013

Baz Luhrmann directs this 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, arriving in theaters this summer.
The Great Gatsby set for release on May 10, 2013
The Great Gatsby set for release on May 10, 2013
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' The Great Gatsby will open early in the Summer 2013 season, hitting theaters on May 10 in the U.S. and Canada, with an international rollout beginning the following week. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Fellman stated, "Audiences have been looking forward to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, and we felt this beautifully extravagant and dramatic film would be a perfect way for us to kick off our Summer slate."

Kwan Vandenberg added, "Baz's unique take on Gatsby is glitzy and glamorous, with his juxtaposition of the classic tale and contemporary themes hitting just the right note. This film should really add heat to the competitive Summer season."

From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker has created his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role.

The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Academy Award nominee DiCaprio (J. Edgar, The Aviator) plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.

Oscar nominee Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on Fitzgerald's book. Luhrmann produces, along with Catherine Martin, Academy Award winner Douglas Wick (Gladiator), Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman. The executive producers are Academy Award winner Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King) and Bruce Berman.

Two-time Academy Award-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge) designs as well as produces. The editors are Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine and Jonathan Redmond, and the director of photography is Simon Duggan. The music is by Craig Armstrong.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with A&E Television, a Bazmark/Red Wagon Entertainment Production, a Film by Baz Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby. In theaters May 10, 2013, the film will be distributed in 3D and 2D by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

The Great Gatsby was released May 10th, 2013 and stars Lisa Adam, Frank Aldridge, Amitabh Bachchan, Steve Bisley, Richard Carter, Jason Clarke, Adelaide Clemens, Vince Colosimo. The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Well, this fall/christmas looks cluttered with competition

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    @thedude-abides But do you maybe think they may have moved it into 2013 because they worry they can not compete with the likes of Lincoln, The Master, Les Miserables, and such... perhaps the competition is just a little too rich for them... idk... just some thoughts

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  3. Salemwolf711

    god damn it i was ready to see this In December... Well i guess i will be spending allot of money next summer.

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    @bawnian-dexeus But a most likely damn worth it sacrifice... I am flying to Minneapolis tomorrow night... I am going to see if they are showing it there...

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  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 6 hour sacrifice to watch a movie once until it's disc format

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    @thedude-abides and obviously I am joking! No dude I'm pissed... they are not showing The Master anywhere near me... I have at least a 3 hour drive to go see it... tell me that isn't some serious crap...

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  7. thedude-abides

    @mcleve02 Haha. My exorcism is tomorrow @12:15! No midnight showings, however :(

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    @thedude-abides Is not possessed by you! XD

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. thedude-abides

    @narrator Like I said before, great minds :P

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  10. skywise

    Very convincing article

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. the Narrator

    Allow me to be the first to thumbs down this terrible idea.

    Agreed on all counts, @thedude-abides.

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  12. ROFLitschristian

    I only thumbed up because everyone else did. :P

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  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides I agree, but like I said, risk.

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  14. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus I'd be willing to be their original Christmas Day slate would've gained them more capital as well. Just my guess.

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  15. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus No doubt. I just think their original Christmas Day release was perfect. The only films they really would've been competing against this year would've been The Master (obviously), Lincoln, Les Miserables, maybe Moonrise Kingdom, maybe Killing Them Softly, maybe Beasts of the Southern Wild, maybe Argo, maybe the Paperboy, and maybe The Hobbit. That's about it.

    Now they gotta compete against 25 highly anticipated, quality films, most of which are going to garner serious award recognition. Bad move all the way around.

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  16. SherlockHolmes2009

    So ready to see this, but it sucks it got pushed back

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  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Guess the studio didn't want to risk the loss of capital, with or without the gold

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. thedude-abides

    Terrible oversight moving from 2012 to a much deeper 2013. They would've stood a much better chance of getting Oscar recognition this year than they will next, that's for sure.

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    This should be really good!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

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