The Great GatsbyThe first trailer and poster landed for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the classic The Great Gatsby landed this week, wonderfully setting the tone for one of the year’s most highly-anticipated films.

It’s one of the finest trailers I’ve seen in a long time, so if you haven’t seen it yet, I’d recommend doing so now.

Following on from that great first look at the film, its UK Facebook page has put out a lovely new image of Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan sharing a moment of seclusion.

“From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.”

Alongside DiCaprio and Mulligan, we can look forward to the impressive cast headed up by Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, and Amitabh Bachchan.

Luhrmann directs from a script he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet), and it looks like the duo have done a remarkable job of bringing what is often heralded is as one of the finest novels of all time to the big screen.

The Great Gatsby will be released in 3D on Christmas Day in the States, before coming a day later for a Boxing Day release here in the UK. Book your tickets early, because I have a feeling this will be selling out quickly, and it will be one we’ll all be talking about at the end of the year. Can you hear the Academy calling?

You can catch up on the few things we’ve seen from the film so far, and as usual with this new image, you can click to enlarge.

The Great Gatsby