Feb 20, 2011

Luhrmann's Gatsby Adaptation Comes Down Under

Blue steel, anyone? Photo © LAN/ Corbis
In breaking news, Encore Magazine have reported that Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby will start principal photography in Sydney this August. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and relative newcomer Carey Mulligan (soon to wow audiences further, we hope, in the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go), Warner Bros. have evidently swayed to Luhrmann's wishes, agreeing to film in his home country. We're certainly not complaining, as this is a major coup for the Australian Film Industry; however, we don't yet see how Sydney will be transformed into the New York setting of the original novel.

If we have our way, we'll be stalking the sets come August to bring you the first exclusive pictures.

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