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New Trailer for 'The Great Gatsby' Hits the Net

The newest trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby has finally landed online, showcasing the individual performances of Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

Those familiar with Baz Luhrmann should not be surprised with how over-the-top and raunchy the film appears. Everything is lavishly decorated, pristine, new, even to the point of being too much, perhaps — but maybe that’s the point.

The new trailer for The Great Gatsby seems to emulate the same things found in Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge: an extreme focus on the drama. The drama found between each other, the drama between individuals and society, and even the drama within ourselves. This point seems to be encapsulated in the performance from DiCaprio (which the trailer highlights beautifully). The official synopsis for The Great Gatsby reads as follows:

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio, of course, is taking on the role of Jay Gatsby, whereas Tobey Maguire will be playing Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan will be playing Daisy, and Joel Edgerton will be playing Tom Buchanan. While the film by no means looks to be what people usually think of when they think of the iconic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, people should know by now that Baz Luhrmann, well, doesn’t really care. To his credit, the film at least looks interesting, if not wholly intriguing (the more material I see, the more hooked I become).

The Great Gatsby has already released a first trailer, and is set to hit theaters May 10, 2013. The promotional campaign is already in full swing, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information is released. Enjoy the latest trailer below.

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