Baz Lurhman's re-imagining of 'The Great Gatsby' promises to be the film and fashion moment of 2012. While Mia Farrow and Robert Redford certainly looked the part, playing the disaffected and spoilt socialites in the 60's version of the F Scott Fitzgerald book, good things are expected from Lurhman. The Aussie director is known for his strong sense of visual style, and obsession with period detailing.
Baz told The Daily Mail, ‘Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world’s most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her, 'Hello, Daisy Buchanan'.’
Di Caprio's co-star Egerton, who plays a wealthy socialite and friend of Gatsby told the paper, 'Everything is going to plan. We're deep into pre-production. I leave LA on Monday to go back to Australia to continue the rehearsal process, which started a couple of months ago back in New York. I have this feeling Baz is almost, he goes so far into the world of his movie that I assume Baz no longer even has a cell phone. I'm sure he's talking in to a ye olde world-y phone and riding a horse to work. We'll get back into rehearsals; it's an incredible experience and i'm looking forward to getting started. I've been playing polo, we've got reams of music from the era and pictures and all sorts of documentaries and stuff. Baz likes to surround you 360 degrees in the world of the movie.'
Grabv your spats and knickerbockers, folks - it's going to be a fashionable ride.