'Great Gatsby' movie is pushed to summer 2013(Read article summary)
'The Great Gatsby' β the latest film version of the novel, directed by Baz Luhrmann β had originally been slated for a Christmas Day 2012 release.
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The Baz Luhrmann adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgeraldβs classic novel βThe Great Gatsbyβ is moving its release date from Christmas of this year to sometime in the summer of 2013, according to its studio Warner Bros.
βIt truly brings Fitzgerald's American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way,β said Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman in a statement. βWe think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.β
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, the president of international distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, said response from test screenings had been positive.
βWe think 'The Great Gatsby' will be the perfect summer movie around the world," she said.
βGatsbyβ is directed by βMoulin Rouge!β director Baz Luhrmann and will star actor Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular character, βDriveβ actress Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and βSpider-Manβ actor Tobey Maguire as the storyβs narrator Nick Carraway. It will be released in 3-D.