Friday, December 19, 2008

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

If you haven't heard the news by now, here it is. Nikke Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily revealed that Baz Luhrmann's next film is going to be an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and that he has already purchased the rights to the novel.

The reason I am posting about this news is because the novel is absolutely fantastic, and I think Baz Luhrmann has the ability to make a film adaptation of the novel that could be extraordinary. Apparently Baz is in the process of looking for actors to cast in his new adaptation. Now I don't often like to play the "Who Will Be Great in This Part?" game because the effort is usually fruitless and completely off from what the final result is, but with this film I just could not help myself. So here are my personal choices for who I think would be fantastic in The Great Gatsby.

Leonardo DiCaprio for Gatsby, Kate Winslet or Rachel McAdams for Daisy Buchanan, Ryan Gosling for Nick Carraway, Ryan Reynolds for Tom Buchanan, Anne Hathaway for Jordan Baker, Mark Ruffalo for George B. Wilson, Rachel Weisz for Myrtle Wilson. So basically this will be the best movie ever, with the best cast ever. Well except for one missing ingredient...

I vote that Rinko Kikuchi plays either Pammy Buchanan, the three year old daughter of Tom and Daisy, or Meyer Wolfsheim the Jewish gambler and crime kingpin. Or both. Please Baz, do this for me.


[Source Deadline Hollywood Daily]


mallu_sikander said...

McAdams and Hathaway would be spot on as Daisy and Jordan. But I'd like Gosling as Gatsby, Lee Pace as Tom Buchanan, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Carraway. (Can't say for certain who I'd pick for the rest of the cast.)

The perfect movie poster for it would be a updated version of a J.C. Leyendecker poster

jenna said...

THANK YOU! thank you so much for writing something positive! every website iv been on is like "baz couldnt do this movie". im a huge baz luhrmann fan and i cant WAIT for this movie! it was refreshing to find some one who agrees. thanks again!

Popcorn and Cigarettes said...

Hey, great to finally hear some feedback!

Now that you mention it mallu... that does indeed sound like a dream cast (although we will have to fit in Rinko SOMEWHERE). The poster is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Jenna, I could never be against Baz. He is a brilliant director, and I don't understand all of the hate directed towards him. He is severely underrated if you ask me.

kelsi said...

sooo excited to see this! I agree on some but would tweek it a bit...

♥ Brad Pitt - Gatsby.
♥ Ryan Gosling - Nick Carraway.
♥ Rachel McAdams - Daisy Buchanan.
♥ Kate Winslet - Myrtle.
♥ Mark Ruffalo - Wilson.
♥ Bradley Cooper - Tom Buchanan.
♥ Anee Hathaway - Jordan Baker.

I would loveee this. And I agree, thanks for the positivity. But with that said, I still really, REALLY don't want Gatsby to be messed up on film (again)!! :)

Meg said...

NOW ITS COMING TRUE! LEO DICAPRIO will be the best Gatsby EVERRRRRR. Check out IMDB!

Anonymous said...

Leo Dicaprio as Gatsby. By far the best choice ever. He was made for this role. Do I smell an Oscar?