Director Baz Luhrmann is planning a new 3D adaptation of the Great Gatsby, the popular 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film will be starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carrey Mulligan. Here’s a picture of Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan (it was taken during a reading of the draft script):
“Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn about the bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but unfashionable area populated by the new rich, a group who have made their fortunes too recently to have established social connections and who are prone to garish displays of wealth. Nick’s next-door neighbor in West Egg is a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a gigantic Gothic mansion and throws extravagant parties every Saturday night.”
Filming of the Great Gatsby movie is set to start in August 2011 in New South Wales, Australia.