Fact: The house where author F. SCOTT FITZGERALD reportedly wrote literary classic The Great Gatsby is on the market for $3.8 million (GBP2.4 million). The writer lived in the Long Island mansion, which was built in 1918, with his wife from 1922 to 1924. The seven-bedroom property was last on the market in 2008, when it sold for $4.2 million (GBP2.6 million). The Great Gatsby was released in 1925.
Fact: Director Baz Luhrmann has been nominated at the Australian Directors Guild Awards for The Great Gatsby. Also in the feature film category is Ivan Sen for detective drama Mystery Road, Jonathan Teplitzky for The Railway Man, Kim Mordaunt for drama The Rocket, and Zak Hilditch for thriller These Final Hours. The winner will be announced on 2 May (14) in Sydney.
Fact: Australian director Baz Luhrmann has teamed up with alcohol brand Absolut Vodka to release a limited edition variety of the spirit called Absolut Oz. Luhrmann became fascinated with cocktails while making The Great Gatsby, which is set during prohibition-era America, and he has worked with the vodka brand to create four special drinks to be made with Absolut Oz.
Fact: A couch featured during a pivotal scene between Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan's characters in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is up for sale at the Sydney Fair antiques show in Australia.
Quote: "Hamlet. To me, Gatsby is the American Hamlet. What else could we possibly do as a follow-up? It's just a dream at this point." Director Baz Luhrmann wants to team up with his The Great Gatsby leading man Leonardo Dicaprio for a third time to make a film version of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
Quote: "Ben was gonna be Tom and thankfully someone gave him a pile of money to do Argo, and made us both very happy." Actor Joel Edgerton is glad to have landed the chance to star as Tom Buchanan in new period drama The Great Gatsby after Ben Affleck pulled out so he could direct and star in Argo.
Quote: "I've been told he might come to the premiere and I'm freaking out because he's the one person I'm going to meet and have no idea how to talk to. I've never met him. I'm genuinely nervous already. He's just this huge, like, genius. And I never in a million years thought I'd be in a Baz Luhrmann film with Leonardo DiCaprio, but with a soundtrack by Jay Z? Yeah, it's pretty amazing." Carey Mulligan is excited at the prospect of meeting Jay Z, who created the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby, at the film's U.S. launch.
Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal has voiced an audiobook version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated movie adaptation. Gyllenhaal tackles the role of narrator Nick Carraway for the audiobook, which was released in the U.S. earlier this month (Apr13). The role is played by Tobey Maguire in the new film.
Fact: Costumes worn by the stars of new movie The Great Gatsby have gone on display in London. The outfits, seen on actors including Leonardo DiCaprio, are part of an exhibition at the Brooks Brothers menswear store in the British capital which runs until 31 May (13). Brooks Brothers designers helped create 1920s-style costumes for the film and have launched a special range to mark the collaboration.
Fact: Baz Luhrmann's new movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival in France on 15 May (13). The director previously opened the prestigious festival with Moulin Rouge! in 2001. The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
Quote: "It was fantastic. It was great. He's a great friend and a great actor, so I got to hang out with my buddy and be inspired by a great actor." Tobey Maguire was in awe of his longtime pal LEONARDO DiCaprio as they filmed upcoming drama The Great Gatsby.
Fact: Leonardo DiCaprio's Christmas present to U.S. fans has stalled - his movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been pushed back to next summer (13). Warner Bros. bosses have chosen not to go head to head with DiCaprio's other Christmas Day film, Django Unchained, and the packed cinema schedule at the end of the year (12), which also includes Les Miserables and The Hobbit.
Fact: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire took time out from filming The Great Gatsby in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (25Aug11) to enjoy a ride in a vintage, red-and-cream coloured 1929 Duesenberg convertible car.