Seventeen years after they teamed up the first time for Romeo + Juliet, and are joining forces again, this time in the Art Deco world of The Great Gatsby. A new international trailer has been released for the film that even better showcases Luhrmann's trademark lush settings and frenetic editing.
If you've never read the book (You were the one who never did the required reading in high school, weren't you?), see how this synopsis strikes you:
The Great Gatsby follows 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, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. 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 of 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.
Along with DiCaprio, the movie also stars his childhood bff as Nick Carraway, as Daisy, as Tom Buchanan, and a cast rounded out by , , and . So, we should pretty much expect it to take home some sort of awards season hardware, despite its late spring/early summer release.
This is definitely one of the movies on my "must see" list for 2013, so I am counting down the days until May 10th, when it's released in theaters.