Warner Brothers has announced a pushed-back release date for the upcoming 3D film, “Great Gatsby.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film was originally slated for a December 25 release, but the release has been pushed back to summer 2013. The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann (“Australia,” “Moulin Rouge!”), and stars Leonardo DiCaprio (“J. Edgar,” “Inception”), Tobey Maguire (“Brothers,” “Spiderman”), Carey Mulligan (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”), and Joel Edgerton (“The Thing,” “Warrior”).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, here’s what Warner Brothers president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman had to see about the film:
“Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings Fitzgerald’s American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exiting way. We think movieogers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”
“Great Gatsby” was considered a prime awards contender for Warner Brothers, but the studio isn’t left without contenders between Ben Affleck’s “Argo” (Oct. 12), “Cloud Atlas” (Oct. 26) and New Line’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Dec. 14), from director Peter Jackson.
DiCaprio stars in another Christmas Day release, “Django Unchained” (directed by Quentin Tarantino).