Since The Great Gatsby got pulled from its original Christmas Day release date, we haven’t heard much about the film aside from the glitzy in-your-face trailer that was released prior to its date change. However, now that Oscar season is winding down, and we have a solid idea of who will be in the Oscar race, things have decidedly picked up for Baz Luhrmann’s production.
The powers that be at Warner Bros. have decided to get the ball rolling again to promote The Great Gatsby, which is said to hit theaters May 10. In lieu of its release, a full second trailer has been released (still with the Jay-Z/Kanye song “No Church in The Wild” in place). In addition, brand new posters have been released for the film, featuring its stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fischer, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, in full on 20s getup.
While the posters certainly address the out-of-this-world quality that Baz Luhrmann brings to the screen, the quotes from the book used as tags on each solo poster is the perfect touch. It suggests that the film will be something old, with something new, which has been hinted at with the music choices used in juxtaposition to the period in both trailers.
The plot for The Great Gatsby is as follows:
“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 and bootleg kings. 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 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.”
Will you be seeing The Great Gatsby?