Those of you that were excited about the having Leonardo DiCaprio starring in two separate films by the end of the year, will have to temper their excitement just a tad. The Hollywood Reporter just reported that Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is being pushed from December 25th, 2012 to the summer of 2013.
The incredibly lavish 3D epic stars DiCaprio alongside Carey Mulligal, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton in the big budget adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
"Based on what we've seen, Baz Luhrmann's incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more," said Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman, who announced the move with international distribution president Veronika Kwan Vandenberg. "It truly brings Fitzgerald's American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exiting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible."
This, obviously, takes The Great Gatsby out of Oscar contention for 2012 where it was expected to be a front runner and weakens the race that is already flimsy with only five months left of releases.
This marks the second big release that was scheduled for December of 2012 that was pushed to 2013. Zack Snyder’s Superman film, Man of Steel, was originally slotted into a December 2012 date but was pushed to summer of 2013 to separate itself from the glut of superhero films (The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man) that all had openings throughout the summer.
DiCaprio can still be seen this Christmas in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
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