The Great Gatsby News

Her, Gravity and The Great Gatsby triumph at Art Directors Guild Awards

February 9th, 2014 2:29pm EST
Oscar-nominated sci-fi movies Her and Gravity and period drama The Great Gatsby were among the big winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday night.

Joaquin Phoenix's film was honoured for its production design in the Contemporary Film category during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, while Gravity was named best Fantasy Film and The Great Gatsby Period Film.

In the TV categories, awards went to Game Of Thrones, Veep and Michael Douglas' small screen movie Behind The Candelabra, while legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese accepted the guild's presti...

Leonardo DiCaprio criticised for chimpanzee movie scene

December 17th, 2013 3:10am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has been criticised by activists at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for agreeing to act alongside a chimpanzee in Martin Scorsese's new film The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Campaigners have taken aim at The Great Gatsby star, a keen environmentalist, for apparently ignoring concerns about animal cruelty in Hollywood and they have launched an online petition in the hope that the actor will vow to never work with the animals onscreen again.

PETA primatologist Julia Gallucci tells WENN, "Someone as committed to environmental concerns as Leonardo DiCaprio sho...

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in luxury apartment complex

November 12th, 2013 3:20am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is throwing his financial support behind developers of an eco-friendly apartment complex in New York by becoming an investor.

The Great Gatsby star has been searching for a home in the city for several months and recently purchased a multi-million dollar apartment in the Delos Living complex.

Dicaprio tells the New York Post, "Delos creates innovative building designs that both enhance human health and improve the environment."

The environmental activist will also join health guru Deepak Chopra on the board of advisers and Paul and Peter Delos have committed to ...

Australian actor Vince Colosimo escapes bankruptcy

October 1st, 2013 3:11am EDT
Body of Lies
Australian actor Vince Colosimo has escaped bankruptcy after proceedings were dropped.

The 46 year old, who shot to fame Down Under in TV show Underbelly and has appeared in films The Great Gatsby and Body of Lies, was alleged to have owed law firm Dandanis & Associates $34,400 (£22,267).

The company launched bankruptcy proceedings against Colosimo in May (13), but in court in Australia on Tuesday (01Oct13) a judge heard the petition had been dismissed with the consent of both parties.

'The Great Gatsby,' 'Elementary' Season 1 & More Available On DVD, Blu-ray, Or VOD Aug. 27

August 25th, 2013 5:37am EDT
The Great Gatsby
Elegant costumes, colorful and flashy scenary, and contemporary music are infused in "The Great Gatsby," based on the iconic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The film centers on would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), who leaves his midwestern roots behind and travels to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks.

Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) and ...

Check Out 'The Great Gatsby' On HD Digital Download Now & Blu-ray Combo Pack Aug. 27

August 19th, 2013 5:11am EDT
The Great Gatsby
Elegant costumes, colorful and flashy scenary, and contemporary music are infused in "The Great Gatsby," based on the iconic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The film, now available for digital download, is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.

The film centers on would-be writer Nick Carraway (Maguire), who leaves his midwestern roots behind and travels to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks.

Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterio...

Bryan Ferry records Amy Winehouse cover for Baz Luhrmann's new album

June 21st, 2013 3:10am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has recorded a cover of Amy Winehouse's Back To Black for director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby soundtrack sequel.

Ferry reworked the late singer's classic track with his Bryan Ferry Orchestra for Yellow Cocktail Music: The Great Gatsby Jazz Recordings, which will be released next month (Jul13).

The veteran singer says, "Back to Black is a big favourite of mine. We did a version that took it back into period."

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra reworked Roxy Music's Love is the Drug for the original Great Gatsby album, which was released earlier this year (13...

What You Should Know about "The Great Gatsby"

May 23rd, 2013 11:45am EDT
Before you run out and see the new film,The Great Gatsby, here are three things you should know about The Great Gatsby.

1.Leonardo DiCaprio Was Eeluctant o Play Jay Gatsby
Leonardo DiCaprio told Good Morning America that at first he was reluctant to play the role of Jay Gatsby because he said, "everyone has their own interpretation about these characters." Leo said he eventually was drawn to "the idea of a man who came from absolutely nothing, who created himself solely from his own imagination." He said he enjoyed playing a character who was completely obsessed with a dream.

2. There Was...

Lady Antebellum land third number one album in U.S.

May 15th, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Lady Antebellum
Country music stars Lady Antebellum have returned to the top of the U.S. album charts with their new release Golden.

It's the Need You Now hitmakers' third number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

The trio beat the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby to the top spot. That album debuts at two with first-week sales of 137,000, as the film opens the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Hits compilation Now 46 makes it an all-new one-two-three on the countdown at three and Michael Buble's To Be Loved rounds out the new top four.

Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert's girl group, the Pistol Annies, crash into the...

Infographic : 'The Great Gatsby' Explained

May 15th, 2013 2:30pm EDT
Living in Gatsby's World
The Great Gatsby launched in theaters this past weekend, and with it, a new interest in 'The Roaring 20s.' This helpful infographic explain the story, the culture and the characters of 'the Great Gatsby,' all in one, stylized, thematic little package.

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We have to thank Keith Patterson and his associate for this wonderful submission! Thanks Keith & Co.!

'Iron Man 3' Holds Off Stiff Competition From 'The Great Gatsby' At The Weekend Box Office

May 13th, 2013 4:11pm EDT
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 has held steady at the top of the U.S. box office for its second week, holding off competition from Leonardo DiCaprio's The Great Gatsby.

The Robert Downey Jr. superhero flick earned another $72.5 million at the box office, while Gatsby drew in a strong $51.1 million.

To date, "Iron Man 3" has drawn $284.9 million in the U.S. and is just shy of reaching the billion-dollar mark worldwide, raking in $949 million. Last week the film opened to a whopping $175.3 million, coming in second on the all-time list of highest-grossing opening weekend films, behind last year's The Avengers....

Review: Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' Tramples The Novel's Intentions

May 12th, 2013 9:26am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann’s bombastic big screen adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” is like drinking cheap booze to excess. It’s unpleasant going down, and even worse coming back up, but when the experience is over, you’ll feel much better.   

Speaking of bad alcohol, Luhrmann’s film is a nasty homemade concoction. With his take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, he creates anachronistic moonshine that doesn’t mix effectively with the story’s Prohibition Era setting. His predilection for combining the old and new isn’t surprising, considering previous brazen films “Moulin Rouge” and “Romeo + Juliet....

Baz Luhrmann turned old school into Gatsby's pad

May 11th, 2013 7:02am EDT
Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann turned his old school in Australia into Jay Gatsby's lavish home in his new movie The Great Gatsby.

The moviemaker took over the Cardinal's Palace at his former Catholic boys school for the ambitious shoot.

He tells WENN, "It was grand enough to look like how F. Scott Fitzgerald describes it; it looked like the Normandy Castle. We called it the Disney for Adults castle."

The director shot the film on location in his native Australia when his plans to make the movie in New York proved "impossible".

He adds, "Australia became an absolute part of the equation and it was a grea...

Jack White Releases Gold & Platinum Vinyl Versions Of 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack

May 9th, 2013 3:23pm EDT
The Great Gatsby soundtrack
For only $250 you can own platinum and gold disc versions of "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack. The album for the highly-anticipated film includes songs from Jack White, Jay-Z, Beyonce,, Lana Del Rey and Emeli Sande.
The former White Stripes star is releasing limited edition vinyl versions of the soundtrack - which are plated with real gold and platinum - through his label, Third Man Records.
The company posted on its website: "Disc one is platinum and disc two is gold. These are the first-ever commercially available records made using these precious metals via this process... All...

'The Great Gatsby' World Premiere Pics: Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio & More!

May 2nd, 2013 9:42am EDT
Carey Mulligan
There was an air of old-world elegance at "The Great Gatsby" world premiere in New York City on Wednesday night. A slew of celebrities attended the event at Lincoln Center.

British starlet Carey Mulligan stood out on the red carpet wearing a strapless crimson gown, while Leonardo DiCaprio looked dapper in a navy blue suit with a closely clipped beard.

The film centers on Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), who leaves the Midwest in 1922 and goes to New York City during a time of loosening morals, jazz music, bootlegging and sky-rocketing stocks. Nick ends up in a circle of friends that include...

Beyonce And Andre 3000 Record 'Terrible' Cover Of Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' For 'The Great Gatsby'

April 29th, 2013 2:01pm EDT
The Great Gatsby
Beyonce and Andre 3000 recorded a cover of the late Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby, and the song has been getting a lot of buzz in just a couple of days.

The song, co-written by music producer Mark Ronson, debuted on Ronson's radio show "Authentic Sh*t" on New York City's East Village Radio on Saturday.

"It's a wonderful sort of take on our song," Ronson said. "I'm flattered and honored. I know Amy would be too."

Despite Ronson's praise for the song, the reception for it hasn't been good at all, as evidenced on Twitter -- especially from Amy's fat...

Jay-Z To Pen Score For 'The Great Gatsby'

January 2nd, 2013 3:38pm EST
Rapper Jay-Z is creating the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby, according to The Bullitts star Jeymes Samuel.

The 99 Problems star has been making music for the highly-anticipated 2013 movie, which features Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher.

In a post on his page, Samuel writes, "Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming CLASSIC The Great Gatsby. It is too DOPE (good) for words!"

Fisher has previously revealed that Luhrmann blasted the musician's rap tracks onto the set of t...

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Smoldering In 'The Great Gatsby' Trailer!

May 23rd, 2012 10:50am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
We're not sure what you'll be asking for this holiday season, but we're getting what we want for Christmas: Leonardo DiCaprio as a more-than-gorgeous Gatsby!

With so many remakes like Arthur and Footloose already conquered, plus Carrie and The Magnificent Seven currently in the works, movie fans worldwide roll their eyes every time another studio announces that a recycled idea will soon be seen on the big screen.

In particular, Robert Redford fans took it personally when news broke that Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan were replacing the Sundance man and the pixie legend, Mia Farrow.

10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

March 20th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Being Flynn still
2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.


Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)


Leonardo DiCaprio Mistaken For A Burglar Down Under

September 9th, 2011 8:57am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio unwittingly scared a shop assistant when he walked into a jewelry store wearing dark glasses and a hooded top - she thought he was a robber.

The Titanic star is currently in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and he took time out of his hectic schedule to visit Sydney's Family Jewels shop.

A sales assistant working behind the counter, who has been named only as Linda, feared the worst when she saw two burly bodyguards enter the store, before DiCaprio walked in disguised in shades, a hood, and a baseball cap.

The shop worker was about to notify ow...

Indian Icon Amitabh Bachchan Lands Hollywood Debut Opposite Leonardo DiCaprio

September 8th, 2011 8:59pm EDT
Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is set to make his Hollywood debut in Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie The Great Gatsby.

The veteran Indian actor has landed a role in the big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale, as Meyer Wolfsheim - a Jewish man with a penchant for gambling.

Production on the film recently began in Australia, and director Baz Luhrmann is overjoyed to welcome Bachchan to the set.

The filmmaker says, "(I am) personally thrilled that one of the world's greatest screen legends, Amitabh Bachchan, is joining the cast.

"Over the years, Amitabh's films have mad...

'Warrior' Stars Tom Hardy And Joel Edgerton Talk Their MMA Movie, 'Dark Knight Rises' & 'Great Gatsby'

September 8th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Warrior - Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton
This weekend’s MMA fight film Warrior has been generating a lot of buzz. The massively popular sport is still looking for a movie to represent it the way Rocky did for boxing. Perhaps this story of two estranged brothers competing in the same tournament will be the one.

Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton play brothers Tommy and Brendan respectively. Tommy is the returning war veteran, an animal in the ring. Brendan is fighting to make ends meet for his family. The pair remained together as they promoted the film, bantering about their fight experience.

Q: You’re two Brits playing Pittsburgh boys...

Carey Mulligan 'Terrified' About Her 'Gatsby' Role

July 25th, 2011 12:44pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan has become a nervous wreck while waiting to shoot The Great Gatsby - because director Baz Luhrmann is taking several months to cast her co-stars.

The Brit saw off competition from the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively to win the coveted role of Daisy Buchanan in Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.

She was the Aussie moviemaker's first official casting for the new project, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher subsequently coming on-board over a period of several months.

However, Mulligan admits...

'The Chicago Code' Star Jason Clarke Lands New Role

June 14th, 2011 12:37am EDT
The Chicago Code
The Chicago Code star Jason Clarke is the next actor from the cancelled FOX show to land a post-show project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Det. Jarek Wysocki has joined director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet)'s adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby. Clarke will play George Wilson.

It will be familiar territory for him: not only is the flick shooting in his native Australia, but one of the members of the star-studded cast is actress Carey Mulligan - who appeared, like Clarke, in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Slee...

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