Joel Edgerton - Joel Edgerton Nervous About 3-D Gatsby

Joel Edgerton is "nervous" about being seen in 3-D in 'The Great Gatsby'.

The 37-year-old actor - who is taking on the part of Tom Buchanan in the highly-anticipated Baz Luhrmann-directed adaptation - thinks the reasons why it is being shot in 3-D have been well thought out, but is worried about the audience seeing him up-close and personal.

He said: "I know that Baz is someone that doesn't make choices flippantly. His reasoning and his thoughts and feelings behind bringing the world of 'Gatsby' into 3-D is very interesting and I think it's very well thought through. I think it's going to be fascinating.

"He's got a definite clear vision. When you get behind a guy like Baz, he's someone that you're happy to march along with. I'm excited, but I'm nervous for all the people out there who are going to have to look at my face in 3-D."

Joel - who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in the project - adds the new film will not be a radical departure from the original F. Scott Fitzgerald story because it doesn't need to be "reinvented".

He told "I think when you're dealing with a book like 'Gatsby', it's so iconic and it's great because of what it is, so I don't think you need to re-invent it. You just find the inspiration within each page and bring it to life, as best you can.

"It's not 'Gatsby' in space, or 'Gatsby' re-invented. It will have its own edge and world that's envisaged through Baz's eyes."


Tags: Joel Edgerton - Carey Mulligan - Leonardo Dicaprio


More Joel Edgerton

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'. The film follows the life of...

See Heavily Eye-Linered Christian Bale As Moses In Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' [Trailer & Pictures]

Director Ridley Scott has dealt with some epic stories whether it's the might of the Roman Empire and the obsession with gladiators, slavering murderous aliens...

Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer

Moses and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses grew up together as brothers after the former was saved from drowing in the Nile. However, Moses has not...

Johnny Depp Promotes 'Transcendence', But Attention Turns to 'Black Mass'

Johnny Depp has begun his promotional tour for his new science fiction thriller Transcendance, which opens on April 18. However, journalists appear to be more...


Dakota Johnson To Join Already Awesome Cast of 'Black Mass'?

Dakota Johnson, the actress who is to play Anastasia Steele in next year's Fifty Shades of Grey movie, is reportedly being eyed to play Johnny...

Sigourney Weaver Signs Up For Ridley Scott's Biblical Epic, 'Exodus'

Sigourney Weaver is set to star in another Ridley Scott-directed movie, 34 years after she made her name in his 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien. The...

Sigourney Weaver And Ridley Scott To Join Forces Once Again For 'Exodus'

Sigourney Weaver is re-teaming with the man who gave her her big break; Ridley Scott, to co-star in the director's upcoming Bible epic Exodus. The...

Guardians of the Galaxy: Is Chris Pratt The Next Big Hollywood Star?

Chris Pratt, the 34-year-old actor who has bagged himself some pretty tasty roles in recent years, is bulking up for his role in the upcoming...



Joel Edgerton Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Joel Edgerton

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All