'The Great Gatsby' Begins Production in Sydney

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Carey Mulligan begin production on Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation.
The Great Gatsby begins production
The Great Gatsby begins production
Production on Baz Luhrmann's $126 million-budgeted 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby has begun in Sydney, bringing together stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Carey Mulligan.

Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Jason Clarke and Elizabeth Debicki also star.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the title role of Jay Gatsby, while Tobey Maguire plays Nick Carraway. Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan appear as Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke are cast as Myrtle and George Wilson. Debicki will play Elizabeth Debicki.

Sound stages and locations in Sydney will be transformed into glittering Jazz Age New York and Long Island.

Baz Luhrmann will "create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before."

The director is planning on shipping in a fleet of vintage cars for the shoot from Volo Auto Museum in Illinois, including a pair of 1929 Duesenbergs and a 1929 Packard, to be used by Leonardo DiCaprio's character, which are rumored to be worth up to $3 million each.

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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Comments (6)

  1. ejk1

    Not a big fan of 3D, and I hate Gatsby. Usually I'm down for Dicaprio films, but this is a no-go for me.

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  2. Cripple

    Very excited for this.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  3. Cap24

    i mean i dislike the whole 3d craze and everything, however when i think of Baz's Moulin Rouge, and Romeo + Juliet, i think the added depth could really be interesting.

    3 years agoby @Cap24Flag

  4. Will Hammer

    3d??? the great gatsby doesn't need 3d, this isn't avatar. don't see where this will add any depth to the movie.

    3 years agoby @Will-HammerFlag

  5. Jay.A.Ottley

    @bawnian-dexeus To milk the 3rd dimension my friend.

    I can't see how 3d will help a jazz film

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    And to think those cars were pretty cheap back then, even I could by one. However ,the 3D? For what?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag