Tobey Maguire, Baz Luhrmann. Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio pose at the photo call for The Great Gatsby. The film adaptation will open the 66th annual festival.
Box Office Boom
Baz Luhrmann's effervescent The Great Gatsby opened to $51.1 million at the North American box office in a major win for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.
Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is easily the Australian director's best opening to date and also reinforces Leonardo DiCaprio's box-office prowess among the female set.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the elusive Jay Gatsby in the film, set to open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, five days after its U.S. theatrical bow.
Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio also worked together on 1996 romantic-drama Romeo + Juliet.
Joel Edgerton playsrich bruiser Tom Buchanan in the adaptation.
"The cast is first-rate, the ambiance and story provide a measure of intoxication and, most importantly, the core thematic concerns pertaining to the American dream, self-reinvention and love lost, regained and lost again are tenaciously addressed," writes THR's Todd McCarthy in his review.
Isla Fisher, who plays Myrtle in the film, wears a white Dolce & Gabbana sleeveless daisy dress to the photocall on May 15.
Carey Mulligan stars as Daisy, the wife of Tom Buchanan, in the film. The actress wore a black Balenciaga by Alexander Wang Fall 2013 to the photocall.
Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan pose at the photocall. The Great Gatsby premiere kicks off the Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 15 - 26.
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