Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures announced today that filmmakers Baz Luhrmann
and Catherine Martin, together with cast-members Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey
Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki, will attend the Australian Premiere at
Hoyts, The Entertainment Quarter, on Wednesday 22nd May 2013.
Sydney will be the third city to host a Premiere event after New York and the opening of the
66th Cannes Film Festival.
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 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 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 skyrocketing
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 (“Django Unchained,” “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 novel. 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 (“Lord of the
Rings – Return of the King”), JAY Z, 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.” Opening in Australian cinemas on May 30, 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 will release in Australian cinemas on 30th May 2013
Trailer can be viewed on Roadshow Films youtube channel