The Great Gatsby stars Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton.
After much speculation Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated production of The Great Gatsby has finally been given a release date of May 30.
Joel Pearlman, managing director of Roadshow Films, announced the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, shot in Sydney last year, will be in local cinemas in May after it was pushed back by Warner Bros from its initial Christmas Day release in the US and January 10 opening locally.
The new release date puts the 3D Gatsby in the thick of Hollywood's blockbuster season as well as allowing the stars of the film to return to Sydney for a glittering premiere.
"We're delighted to welcome Baz home in style come May," Pearlman stated.
"By opening the film after the US it will provide an opportunity for the stars of the film to attend an Australian Premiere befitting a film like Gatsby."
Details remain top secret at this stage, a publicist telling Fairfax Media they are as much is the dark as we are. "It's very exciting, but I don't have any other details yet except we are all thrilled."
Luhrmann and his creative partner and wife Catherine Martin have applied their legendary attention to detail seen in Moulin Rouge and Australia to the classic story, which follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and heads to New York in the spring of 1922. It's perfect fodder for the creative duo. The backdrop is jazz, bootleg kings, sky-rocketing stocks and loose morals.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Carraway, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke. All are hoping to jet into Sydney for the premiere.