Though The Great Gatsby appears eye-searing enough to necessitate its being a grand finale, it seems Baz Luhrmann would like to still continue his tradition of turning classic literature into Leonardo DiCaprio mix tapes. Speaking to THR at the Gatsby premiere, the director revealed that while "it's just a dream at this point," he'd like to next stick his Romeo + Juliet star in in a lurid adaptation of Hamlet. "To me, Gatsby is the American Hamlet," Luhrmann added. "What else could we possibly do as a follow-up?" Considering the tendency to draw from high school reading lists, maybe a really glitzy take on Elie Wiesel's Night?
More weeping, glaring, shouting, visual excess, and, of course, some more hot tracks from Now That's What Baz Luhrmann Calls a Period Soundtrack! in yet another trailer for The Great Gatsby:... / Continue →
Less than a month since announcing his intention to "take a long, long break [and] fly around the world doing good for the environment," Leonardo DiCaprio is already tweaking his retirement plan: Now, instead of flying around and doing good for the environment, maybe he'll just... / Continue →
This latest trailer for The Great Gatsby retains the Jay-Z and Kanye beats of the first preview but at its finale adds in a screamed cover of "Happy Together" as an obvious aural metaphor for what director Baz Luhrmann seems to be doing with this thing: taking a beloved classic... / Continue →