Today we have a brand new image from one of 2012’s most anticipated films, Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby. The image, which comes from THR, once again shows off the film’s two male stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, as Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway respectively. It also gives us our first look at Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, who plays Meyer Wolfsheim.
THR got the image from Bachchan’s Twitter account, where he stated:
“I play Meyer Wolfsheim for about a few seconds… by the time you look down on your popcorn to pick another morsel, I’d be gone from the film…he, he…kinda short service… But with giants of Hollywood – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire. Mr Leonardo DiCaprio – he be soo gorgeous, no wonder all the ladies flockin’ to him – He be Gatsby. And Spiderman Tobey Maguire be his good friend. But sittin’ in the frame talkin’ to Spiderman and D (Leonardo), was pretty darn okaaaay! Whadya’ say, me members of the extended families! But they be nice and polite people, I’ll say that… nice and polite.”
For those of you who have read the book, which I’d say would be most, you will know that the role of Wolfsheim is of course a rather small one, but an interesting character nonetheless. The photo doesn’t give much away, but we do get another great look at the film’s costumes and production design.
The first footage for the film premiered last month at CinemaCon to rave reviews, silencing critics who were skeptical about the 3D. Luhrmann is known for creating visually stunning films with marvelous costume and production design, which really is the cornerstone of any adaptation of The Great Gatsby. So to me, the 3D element always made sence, seeing that it should hopefully help add a new dimension to the beauty in the 1920’s New York setting.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke and Isla Fisher, and will be released on December 25th, 2o12.