Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire are all in the first look at The Great Gatsby
Posted by:Zack Bruce
THE GREAT GATSBY was required reading while I was in high school. I had to then re-read it again when I got to college. The first time I read the novel, I wasn’t really fond of it. Then my English professor sophomore year told us that a second reading was required because once you hit a certain age it was easier to realize some of the concepts tied with the book, and he was right. The story is sort of a tragedy in its own right and some of the relationships in the novel aren’t meant for high school students to fully comprehend.
When I first heard about the big screen musical version of the film being directed by Baz Luhrmann, I was a little put off. But as long as it doesn’t turn out to be anything like AUSTRALIA then I think it will be just fine. He’s also set up a really fantastic cast with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton. We’ve seen some photos from the set but nothing official. Today the first set of stills from the film have come in and so far it looks pretty great. DiCaprio is pretty spot on as Jay Gatsby and so is the rest of the cast. There is also the very first look at Edgerton as Tom Buchanan.