Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Adelaide Clemens
Release Date: May 10
Is there a better example of perfect casting in a 2013 movie than Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jay Gatsby in the latest adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel? We can't think of one at the moment, except for, perhaps, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez as hotties wearing bikinis in Spring Breakers, for obvious reasons.
Re-teaming 17 years later with his glamorously visual Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann, DiCaprio should body the Gatsby role, that of a notorious 1920s playboy who spends the summer of 1922 cavorting with his neighbor, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), and the beautiful Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). Another plus for Luhrmann's high-stakes picture: It'll be the first movie-scoring project for Jay-Z, who was recently announced as the soundtrack's overseer.