If these outfits are indicative of the Gatsby Style in the remake
producers and stars are in trouble
The much-anticipated release date for the remake of “The Great Gatsby” (adapted from the original novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald) has been pushed back.
Originally, the splashy big screen romance (a Warner Bros. project) was slated to light up wide-screens around the country in December (2012).
Word from the “suits” in the executive suite is that the Gatsby has been penciled in for the summer of 2013 now.
Leonardo DiCaprio die-hard fans must be totally besides themselves (in a tizzy, Lizzy!) over the hiccup.
Meanwhile, industry-insiders are whispering behind closed doors about the potential fate of the flick, and the nervous titters aren't pretty.
While heartthrob DiCaprio is a shoe-in for the dashing lead role (Leo’s expected to suitably flesh-out the character of ever-elusive Gatsby) some worry that the chemistry between Leo and Carrie (Mulligan) may fizzle before their very eyes come opening night.
In a prior incarnation, Mia Farrow botched the role of “Daisy” terribly, in my estimation.
Mia’s spoiled “rich bitch” fell flat in a role that obviously challenged her acting muscles.
Daisy, after all, was supposed-to-be such a fascinating beauty that Gatsby is passionately inclined to take daring risks - at his own peril - to win her heart!
The “Daisy” Mia fathomed up wouldn’t attract a serial killer on a day hungry for a kill.
Redford, on the other hand, physically – and stylishly – filled Gatsby’s shoes.
But, when it came to nailing down the role, Redford also failed.
In fact, Sam Waterston stole the movie right out from under the two superstars!
Toss on your seat belt – Leo – it may be a bumpy ride on the way to the opening night premiere.
Especially when you consider that Baz Luhrmann is at the helm.