Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of The Great Gatsby and it looks stylishly over-the-top in a way only Luhrmann can accomplish.
As with most trailers these days, the pathetic choice of contemporary music (Jay-Z and Kanye West) for the trailer leaves to be desired but it will all be forgiven if the Moulin Rouge! director can infuse some life back into the classic tale. Leonardo DiCaprio looks like he will own the screen while co-stars Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton look strong as well.
So will it be all style and no substance? Time will tell. Watch the trailer below or click over to Apple to watch in HD. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th.
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.