In it’s 5th incarnation (including the lost 1926 silent version) will Baz Lurhman’s version of The Greay Gatsby finally succeed where the other 4 have failed? Always in the top 5 of every list of the great English novels of the 20th century, F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic story has yet to get a film treatment worthy of it’s gorgeous words and uniquely American tale. Being a Lurhman movie we know it will be opulently staged and filmed. But at it’s core the love story between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Critics that panned the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in those roles almost unanimously criticized the lack of chemistry between the two. So how will Leonardo Di Caprio and Casey Mulligan fare?
Before the Baz Lurhman film opens May 2013 do yourself a favor and read or reread this astonishing novel.
Now, for a sneak peek of the upcoming film, enjoy this video of the newest TV spot released by Warner Bros.