New ‘The Great Gatsby’ Character Posters Show Off an Amazing Cast
A new series of ‘The Great Gatsby‘ posters showcases exactly how you make a novel first published in 1925 (and frequently forced upon high school students) appealing to mass audiences: you fill it with as many stars as humanly possible. Six new character posters highlight six of the upcoming film’s characters, letting you appreciate what a truly stellar line-up director Baz Luhrmann has assembled for his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
The posters (which originated over here) highlight stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki. For those unfamiliar with the book, here’s the official synopsis:
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Of course, there are problems that go hand-in-hand with adapting ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Despite being one of the best American novels ever written, it’s a story where much of the action in internal and, if handle poorly, a film adaptation could simply feel like two hours of Roaring ’20s socialites attending lavish parties and glowering at each other. However, the energy of the trailer suggests that Luhrmann (who has directed films like ‘Moulin Rouge’) is giving the story his own unique spin.