12. The Great Gatsby
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Adelaide Clemens
Release Date: May 10
Is there a better example of great casting in a 2013 movie than Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jay Gatsby in the latest adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel? Re-teaming 17 years later with his glamorously visual Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann, DiCaprio seems poised to 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's on-board as the soundtrack's overseer.