The first trailer has launched for one of the most expensive films ever shot in Australia.
Baz Luhrmann’s 3D interpretation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has debuted on YouTube and Apple Trailers this morning.
The film received a reported $10-12m rebate to shoot in NSW by the NSW Film & Television Industry Attraction Fund.
With a budget of an estimated $127m, the film was shot Sydney’s Fox Studios involving a key Australian crew of creative’s including Luhrmann’s Oscar winning wife Catherine Martin as both producer and production/costume designer, producer Anton Monsted, editor Jason Ballantine, screenwriter Craig Pearce, as well as Kiwi Simon Duggan, with hundreds of extra crew and cast employed.
As well as an international cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway there is a strong Australian cast including Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan, Isla Fisher, Gemma Ward, Jason Clark, Jack Thompson and Vince Colosimo.
The film is due for release on 10 January 2013 in Australia.