The Great Gatsby Begins Production In Sydney


The Great Gatsby has begun production this week with its star studded cast arriving in Sydney, Australia.

LEONARADO DICAPRIO, Tobey Maguire and Isla Fisher star in Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of the American classic novel. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925 the story follows the life of New York playboy, Jay Gatsby who is haunted by his lost love during the 1920s. The movie which will begin filming on Monday (12.09.2011) will transform Sydney into a bustling New York City during the height of the Jazz Age and will cost $126 million to make with that money being spent on a collection of vintage cars including a 1929 Packard which will be used by DiCaprio. Speaking to hollywoodreporter.com director Luhrmann said "Fitzgerald's story defies time and geography. The vision and the goal of our remarkable cast and creatives is to do justice to the deftness of Fitzgerald's telling, and illuminate its big ideas and humanity. This is our challenge and our adventure."

Baz Luhrmann is a Sydney native and has been around the movies from an early age as his father owned and operated a cinema, his directorial debut came in 1992 when he made romantic comedy Strictly Ballroom. In 1996 he directed a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet starring Leonardo Dicaprio and has since made the blockbuster Australia starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, a sweeping epic love story set in the Australian outback.


Contactmusic

Tags: Baz Luhrmann - The Great Gatsby - Tobey Maguire - Isla Fisher - Leonardo Dicaprio - Nicole Kidman - Hugh Jackman

Advertisement

More Baz Luhrmann

Leonardo DiCaprio put off by earlier Great Gatsby film

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't like the 1974 version of 'The Great Gatsby'.The actor takes the lead role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's updated adaptation of...

So, Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Get Knocked Back By Cara Delevingne?

Leonardo DiCaprio has certainly racked up an impressive number of supermodel girlfriends over the years, though British Burberry star Cara Delevingne isn't one of them....

The Great Gatsby Movie Review

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) is the perfect director to take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel about the American dream, simply because he's an expert...

Screw The Reviews, F Scott Fitzgerald's Granddaughter "Loves" Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

Stuff what the critics are saying, if you’re pleasing the granddaughter of the person who wrote the original novel then your film’s a-ok. That’s what...

Advertisement

A Week In Movies: Fast And Furious 6 Fires Off In London, Jackman Talks Wolverine And Baz Luhrmann's Spectacular Great Gatsby Hits Screens

The big cinematic event this week was the world premiere in London of Fast & Furious 6, which brought the film's stars out on the...

It Seems Women Could Rescue Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

This wasn’t in the script. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby, was one of the...

Is 'The Great Gatsby' A Triumph Or The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year So Far?

The Great Gatsby is often lauded as being one of the greatest stories told in modern times and one that has been incorporated by Hollywood...

Tobey Maguire 'Got Excited' About Playing Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway [Video]

Tobey Maguire says he was genuinely excited about playing Nick Carraway in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, despite the intense pressure. "I was thrilled. It's...

Advertisement

Comments

Baz Luhrmann Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Baz Luhrmann

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All