First Great Gatsby Images: Welcome to the East Egg Dinner Theater!
So Baz Luhrmann beats on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into 3-D. In the first photos from his splashy new The Great Gatsby adaptation, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton vamp it up like humorlessly obsessed guests at a murder mystery dinner party. Anybody else find the casting here a bit too pat and obvious? Leonardo DiCaprio is a... a moneyed and aloofly self-interested man! Tobey Maguire is... a nervous, kowtowing outsider! Carey Mulligan is... the new Mia Farrow again! Well. Check out the images for yourself and see if I'm too cynical.
Can't you picture a party tray of spiked punch and pizza rolls just out of frame next to Leo and Carey? They're high school sophomores wearing their best thrift store finds and acting saucy with the rest of drama club. It's a little hilariously inept, but it also looks sincere. Question is, do we need to see that hammy sincerity in 3-D? I assume not, but maybe Baz is adding kaleidoscopic flair to the whole thing. Great + Gatsby, if you will.