Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ to Open on Christmas in 2012

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Tobey Maguire star in the Warner Bros. remake, which is being shot in 3D.

Warner Bros. announced Friday it will release Baz Luhrmann’s Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Great Gatsby on Dec. 25, 2012 — the same day DiCaprio’s Django Unchained is set to open.

It’s unusual to have two films starring the same actor launching on the same date, but since Dec. 25, 2012, is more than a year away, the Christmas Day calendar could change.

Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, stars DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Amitabh Bachchan and Elizabeth Debicki also star.

Luhrmann is currently shooting the film in Australia; Quentin Tarantino’s Western Django, from Dimension Pictures, hasn’t started production yet.

The 1974 film The Great Gatsby was directed by Jack Clayton and starred Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson and Sam Waterston.


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