Don’t Expect To See Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Anytime Soon

Friday, March 11 by

Forget everything you read about Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. He’s decided to take his sweet ass time.

“I’m not doing ‘Gatsby’ right now….Because despite what might be out there, I have made no comment about anything. So until I say it, it’s not said, you know,” says the director.

“What it means is, much like what goes on in any event, when you’re in the middle of the work, there’s all sorts of things you’re doing, and, you know, when I’m really clear — I, right now, my only focus is absorbing — I’ve been studying Fitzgerald now for three years, and my only act now is to absorb the DNA of his world, his life, the world of the novel. That’s why I have published on our website all the books we’re reading. And I think before we all engage anyone, the first thing to do is to do your homework, read the books, and then let’s talk,” he elaborated.

In other words, he wants to spend a significant amount of time drinking bourbon.

It can’t be that hard to nail the film adaptation. Rent a mansion, have Leonardo DiCaprio squint across the harbor, and then have a lot of yelling. The End. These film people, I tell ya. (Vulture)

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