Jay-Z to Score Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY?
Jay-Z, The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann, Jeymes Samuel, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan
Academy Award nominee DiCaprio ("J. Edgar," "Aviator") plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan ("An Education") and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki asJorDan Baker. Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.
Oscar nominee Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!") directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on Fitzgerald's book. Luhrmann produces, along with Catherine Martin, Academy Award winner Douglas Wick ("Gladiator"), Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman. The executive producers are Academy Award winner Barrie M. Osborne ("Lord of the Rings - Return of the King") and Bruce Berman.
Two-time Academy Award-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin ("Moulin Rouge!") designs as well as produces. The editors are Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine and Jonathan Redmond, and the director of photography is Simon Duggan. The music is by Craig Armstrong.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride