Watch: Carey Mulligan In The (Eye-Popping) Trailer For ‘The Great Gatsby’

Maguire, DiCaprio, Mulligan, Norton in The Great Gatsby

Well you could never accuse Baz Luhrmann of lacking a sense of scale, could you? Here’s the trailer for his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, in which a tale of the debauchery of 1920s New York society is given a thoroughly modern sheen. Leonardo DiCaprio takes the enigmatic title role, with Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway.

Now, even though early critical reactions have been a little sniffy, even though this is a film project that Robert Redford said he would not undertake again, given the chance (he played Gatsby in 1974), and even though the source material is rightly considered one of the greatest novels ever written, I’m going to foolishly go out on a limb here and say that looks rather good.

Who’s with me?

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
View all posts by Fraser McAlpine.