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Luhrmann Announces Possibility of 'Great Gatsby' 3D

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Director Baz Luhrmann has announced his interest in shooting his upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby in 3D.

Luhrmann participated in a panel discussion about the Blu-Ray format at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas alongside Directors Michael Mann and Oliver Stone.  The directors claimed that Blu-Ray is sustainable as the next format of film.  Luhrmann warned that filmmakers need to be responsible when using Blu-Ray. "The power of Blu-ray is so great, you have to be a bit conscious about misusing it," he said.

While the decision to shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D is not final, it has already sparked a debate over the necessity of shooting big budget movies in 3D.

Deadline.com reports that Carey Mulligan will join Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby McGuire in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby remake in the role of Daisy Buchanan. DiCaprio and McGuire will play the roles of Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway respectively. The roles were last made famous on screen by Robert Redford, Sam Waterston and Mia Farrow in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation, directed by Jack Clayton. Luhrmann is co-writing this new adaptation alongside Craig Pearce. Luhrmann, of course, will also direct.

Amanda Seyfried, Natalie Portman and Rebecca Hall had all reportedly been in consideration for the role. Hall most recently participated in a workshop.

To read the full report on deadline.com, click here.

The Great Gatsby is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922. It is a critique of the American Dream. The novel takes place following the First World War. American society enjoyed having unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers. After its republishing in 1945 and 1953, it quickly found a wide readership and is today widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel, and a literary classic.

 

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