Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures announced today that filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, together with cast-members Leonardo DiCaprio (Update: Leo is unable to attend the premiere), Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki, will attend THE GREAT GATSBY Australian Premiere at Hoyts, The Entertainment Quarter, on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 from 5 pm.
Sydney will be the third city to host a Premiere event after New York and the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
Updated with local celebrities attending the premiere: Other celebrity and VIP guests include Premier of NSW, The Hon Barry O’Farrell; Simon Crean MP, George Souris MP, Andrew Stoner MP, Gillian Armstrong, David Berry, Emma Birdsall, Rafael Bonacela, Alice Burdeu, Simon Burke, Ita Buttrose, David Campbell, Sarah Jane Clarke, Collette Dinnigan, Laura Dundovic and James Kerley, Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear, Kym Ellery, Larry Emdur, Dan and Marni Ewing, Manu Fieldel, Emma Freedman, Rebecca Gibney, Kylie Gillies, Delta Goodrem, Josh Goot, Peter Helliar, Deborah Hutton, Akira Isogawa, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Damien Leith, Emma Lung, Joel Madden and Nicole Richie, Ricky Martin, Reece Mastin and Rhiannon Fish, Darren McMullen, Heidi Middleton, George Miller, Peter Morrisey, Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch, Sally Obermeder, Gracie Otto, Neil Perry, Kate Ritchie, Benedict Samuel, Seal, Ryan Stokes, Maurice Terzini, Brian Walsh, Callan Ward, Kate Waterhouse and Luke Ricketson, Fleur Wood, Richard Wilkins, Dan Wyllie, Lincoln Younes and Carla Zampatti
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big
screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby”. The filmmaker created his own
distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never
been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role.
THE GREAT GATSBY follows 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, bootleg kings, and skyrocketing
stocks. 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 of 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.
THE GREAT GATSBY will release in Australian cinemas on 30th May 2013