Let's take a moment to reflect on how exciting it is that F Scott Fitzgerald's seminal novel, The Great Gatsby, is being adapted for the screen (again). As soon as rumours started to fly about this guy I yearned for boater hat, wide legged pant behind-the-scenes imagery and trailers to surface. While this Baz Luhrmann-written-and-directed production is being successfully kept under wraps, let's have a look at what we do know.
Following a trio of action-thriller-Scorsese releases, D-Caps has taken on a more relaxed, though no less prolific role as Jay Gatsby, the moneyed up next door neighbour to narrator Nick Carraway. A sad, lonely womanizer, I am thoroughly looking forward to watching a day-drunk Leonardo attempt to court a bevvy of attractive females in his Long Island mansion.
I'm just not sure about this one. Tobey Maguire is likeable and goofy, but even as a superhero he struggled to get it together enough to nab the girl. Nick Carraway is the smooth, reflective outsider; the younger, more realistic Bright Young Thing to Leo's desperate Gatsby, and although apparently a successful Poker player in real life, I'm just not sure he has it in him to bring the calculation required to the table. He is looking quite dapper in this Prada campaign, however, so perhaps the tide is turning?
Don't we all love how preferable Mulligan was to Knightley's awful character in Never Let Me Go. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a stealing of the limelight moment more than watching Knightley die without sympathy or support and Mulligan proceed to re-acquire her man. Considering this I think she's a perfect fit for Daisy Buchanan, cousin to Nick and beleaguered wife of Tom Buchanan. Don't we love it all the more that she took this role out of the naked, scandal-riddled hands of Blake Lively. Yes, we, do.
There is no theatrical trailer as yet but rest assured we will bring it to you when there is. I watched Shutter Island, The Aviator and The Basketball Diaries in the weekend, there needs to be another D-Caps release and quick to save me from a slightly obsessive re-watch.