World Premiere of “The Great Gatsby” Wednesday May 1st

WHAT: World Premiere of “The Great Gatsby”

WHO: From the film: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Amitabh Bachchan, Adelaide Clemens, Callan McAuliffe, Kate Mulvany, director/writer/producer Baz Luhrmann, screenwriter Craig Pearce, producer/production and costume designer Catherine Martin, executive producer JAY Z, executive producer Bruce Berman, co-producer/executive music supervisor Anton Monsted, producers Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman.

Additional guests: Barry Diller, Nina Dobrev, Mamie Gummer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mariska Hargitay, Tommy Hilfiger, Ben Lovett, Jennifer Morrison, Marcus Mumford, Diane Von Furstenberg, Florence Welch.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 1(st)
WHERE: Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
Crew Arrivals: 4:45PM
Celebrity Arrivals: 6:00PM

From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. “The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Oscar(R) nominee Luhrmann directed the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on Fitzgerald’s novel. The film stars Academy Award(R) nominee DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Oscar(R) nominee Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Elizabeth Debicki. Luhrmann produced, along with Academy Award(R) winner Catherine Martin, Academy Award(R) winner Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman. The executive producers are Academy Award(R) winner Barrie M. Osborne, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, and Bruce Berman. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with A&E Television, a Bazmark/Red Wagon Entertainment Production, a Film by Baz Luhrmann, “The Great Gatsby.” Opening May 10, 2013, the film will be distributed in 3D and 2D by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

For further information, please contact:

Broadcast: Amanda Soll (212) 636-5090, Print: Marla Weinstein (212) 636-5089

Photo: Erin Durkin (212) 636-5060, Online: Anne Chun (818) 954-4601

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