OhforPITY. Seriously? Is this necessary? A remake of The Great Gatsby is in the works at the grubby hands of Baz Luhrmann. Will there be red curtains? Pop songs on the soundtrack? Sigh.
“While Baz Luhrmann hasn’t settled on whether he’ll make The Great Gatsby his next film, he workshopped the adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel that he wrote with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce. I’m told that Leonardo DiCaprio read the role of Gatsby, Tobey Maguire read Nick Carraway, and that The Town star Rebecca Hall read the role of Daisy.
The picture is set up at Sony Pictures Entertainment and the reading went well, I’m told. Luhrmann workshops every script he’s considering and there’s no guarantee those actors will wind up starring in the film. Reports have mentioned Amanda Seyfried as a possible Daisy and I’ve heard Baz is sweet on Natalie Portman. Luhrmann and Catherine Martin are producing with Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher.”
I am warning you right now–I’m about to be snooty and a total name-dropper, but at least I’m owning it, mmmkay? My husband’s uncle, Eugene Rudolf was the Art Director for this classic 1974 film. Even if you watch the movie with the SOUND OFF, it’s bloody gorgeous. (Gene was nominated for an Oscar for his art direction for the 1983 epic, The Right Stuff….and to quote my BFF Patrick, “faaah fah faaaaah fah faaaaaah!” That’s Snooty Talk.
So NO, and hell no, thankyouverymuch. Some things are sacred.