'The Great Gatsby' Trailer Makes Waves (VIDEO)

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
May 23, 2012|2:25 pm

The trailer for the highly-anticipated movie "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio swept the internet on Wednesday.

"The Great Gatsby" quickly became a world wide trending topic on Twitter as the Baz Luhrmann-directed film picks up steam with its sneak peak. The 3-D epic also sees Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fischer, and many other stars.

Set to Kanye West and Jay-Z's song "No Church in the Wild," the trailer opens with images of New York City in the 1920s as well as lavish parties. The 2-minute trailer also reveals glamourous costumes and stunning cinematography.

Based on the 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the film is centered around the mysterious and wealthy Jay Gatsby, portrayed by DiCaprio. Gatsby's love interest, Daisy Buchanan, is portrayed by Mulligan. Maguire plays Nick Carraway, who becomes the reluctant middle man between Gatsby and Daisy.

Despite the film taking place in 1922, "The Great Gatsby" reveals a modern soundtrack including Jack White and aforementioned West and Jay-Z.

Luhrmann, who earned an Oscar nomination at the helm of "Moulin Rouge," incorporates colorful, chaotic scenes in order to accentuate the quieter, emotionally charged interactions between Gatsby and Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby" trailer.

The film is not the first time DiCaprio has worked with the Australian director. Luhrman also helmed 1996's "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" in which DiCaprio co-starred alongside Claire Danes.

On Twitter, many users are commenting on the sneak peak of the new film.

"The Great Gatsby is glorious once again," posted Esquire magazine.

Glamour magazine wrote, "The obsessing over #TheGreatGatsby trailer MIGHT break our site today- have you watched yet?"

"The fashion in the Great Gatsby trailer is pitch perfect," wrote Fashionista.

"So excited to see the remake of The Great Gatsby this coming Christmas," wrote Christy.

Twitter user Lisa sounded less excited, writing, "I guess I will be re-reading THE GREAT GATSBY this summer. I read it in HS and I remember zilch. Except talking about symbolism every page."

"The Great Gatsby" is due to open December 25.

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR "THE GREAT GATSBY" HERE.

 

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