We're happy to report that Baz Luhrmann is still the guy with the lampshade on his head after everyone else has gone home.
No one can throw a cinematic soiree quite like the director of "Moulin Rouge," and it looks like Grandmaster Baz has outdone himself with his latest extravaganza, "The Great Gatsby." Luhrmann gives us a New York City in 1922, when "the buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, the morals were looser and the liquor was cheaper," according to Tobey Maguire's Nick Carraway.
It's definitely a Baz Luhrmann bacchanal — lots of guests decked out in gorgeous period costumes, perfectly choreographed dancing and lots of stuff falling from the ceiling. Leonardo DiCaprio shows off some of his old "Romeo + Juliet" passion as Jay Gatsby whilst Carey Mulligan looks absurdly beautiful as Daisy and Joel Edgerton looks sinister (and obscured by cigar smoke) as Tom Buchanan.
This is going to look amazing in 3-D. Oh yes.
You're cordially invited to check out the trailer below or in HD at iTunes Movie Trailers. "The Great Gatsby" opens Dec. 25.