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 is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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