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Leonardo DiCaprio put off by earlier Great Gatsby film

Leonardo DiCaprio put off by earlier Great Gatsby film

Jun 16 2013, 10:12am CDT | by

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't like the 1974 version of 'The Great Gatsby'. The actor takes the lead role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's updated adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fizgerald book, but...

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Leonardo DiCaprio put off by earlier Great Gatsby film

Jun 16 2013, 10:12am CDT | by

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't like the 1974 version of 'The Great Gatsby'.

The actor takes the lead role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's updated adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fizgerald book, but admits he was initially sceptical about the role because he didn't enjoy the book upon first read and didn't care for an earlier version of the film starring Robert Redford.

He told website Best Movie: ''I had read 'The Great Gatsby' and seen the Redford film, but to be honest, I hadn't really loved it. I couldn't understand it.''

However, the star eventually re-read the 1925 novel after the Australian director told him he landed the rights to make a new film - and he grew to love the story.

He explained: ''One day Baz left an old copy of the book on my table saying, 'I got the rights to make it a film and I want to do it with you.' So I re-read the book and had an epiphany. I could finally see and understand Gatsby as the great American dreamer.''

In the film, DiCaprio plays a lovelorn billionaire who tries to win back the love of his life, socialite Daisy Buchanan (played by Carey Mulligan), who has since married wealthy businessman Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton).

The opulent 3D drama also stars Tobey Maguire and Isla Fisher.

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Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE Targeted for November 2015 Release Date as Paramount Acquires Distribution

Jul 14 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Collider

Things are firming up for Martin Scorsese’s next film, his long-developed passion project Silence.  The filmmaker has been working on an adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel for years and is finally gearing up to begin production this year with Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Ken Watanabe, and Liam Neeson set to star, and now Deadline reports that Paramount is in talks to acquire the pic for a planned November 2015 release.  The Silence release date puts the film right in the heart of award ...
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Megan Ellison Could Save Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant’

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Megan Ellison has been a huge boon to many an auteur-driven passion project over the past several years, and now she may be about to save another. Her Annapurna Pictures is reportedly in talks to finance Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant, which is facing serious budgetary woes as backer Worldview Entertainment pulls out. Also not helping matters from a financial standpoint is Iñárritu’s desire to shoot the film in sequence. But from a cinephile’s point of view, Iñárritu’s insiste ...
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