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Say It Ain't So! Baz Luhrmann Might Not Direct The Great Gatsby?

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baz luhrmann may not direct the great gatsby adaptation

Come on, Baz! We forgive you for Australia! Don't bail on Gatsby now!

Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann has been attached to direct a film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby for some time, but now it looks like he may exit the project.

According to Baz himself, he will “make a decision in three days’ time."

More from from Baz:

“I think I’ve been a bit shaded out because I want everything to be perfectly positioned on it."

Whatever you need to do to perfectly position everything, get on it Mr. Luhrmann!

You're a fantastic choice for this project, Baz. We're really not sure who else could pull off this project like you.

Do U want to see Baz Luhrmann direct The Great Gatsby? Who do U think would be a good backup option?

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13 comments to “Say It Ain't So! Baz Luhrmann Might Not Direct The Great Gatsby?”



  1. 1

    That's too bad! I hope he stays on! I haven't been a fan of Baz Luhrman in the past, but I was excited to see what he'd do with Gatsby, and I was SO happy with his casting choices! I was thrilled when he chose Carey Mulligan for Daisy…she'd be PERFECT for the role. If he does leave, I hope they won't wind up recasting.
    If he does leave, I could sort of see Peter Jackson directing Gatsby…he's so brilliant, and can take a film and give it such amazing richness.



  2. 2

    John Waters should direct with Mink Stole as "Daisy".



  3. 3

    I don't care for his style of directing. He brings a three-ring circus atmosphere that gets very confusing towards the big finale, as every peon associated with the production gets his 2 second appearance. I know that his name on the marque would be a big turn off deciding factor for me.

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    What was wrong with Australia? I loved that movie!



  5. 5

    Wes Anderson would be able to offer up something theatrical and original, as well. So, although it would be way different than Baz's style of theatrical/originality… it would be unique, none the less.



  6. 6

    I have to say Australia was the top 5 Worst films I have ever seen. It was a mess of storytelling, boring as hell, and badly acted from start to finish except for the cute Aboriginal kid. But we know Baz is an incredible director and I would like to see his interpretation of Gatsby.



  7. 7

    I think a good back up would be Wes Anderson. He can definitely offer up his own style. Plus his movies are always really original (I know Great Gatsby is a book… I meant in terms of cinematography, screen writing, theatrics, etc…).

    It would be way different than Baz's, but Wes has his own style and brand, if you will, when it comes to his movies… they would both pull it off with style. They're both very theatrical, too.



  8. 8

    I'd like to see Pedro Almodovar tackle "Gatsby" and inject some life into its rather milquetoast tale.

    Plus, he'd have a field day with the art direction.



  9. 9

    that man should be playing Gatsby…sexy!



  10. 10

    I hope he drops out and this film is not made. There is a perfectly good, if not great film that was ALREADY MADE!!!! Lets try and do something original here, like find a new idea and stop rummaging through the past and being lazy!



  11. 11

    I felt so bad for him when he had the god awful Nicole Kidman in his Australia movie. She cannot act her way out of a paper bag. Ugly to boot.



  12. 12

    Anyone who even considers being part of a the third re-make of a movie that also doing quite good in its original intended book form should be banned from even touching anything in the arts.

    There are BILLIONS of original stories to be told, if you have the chance tell one PLEASE!



  13. 13

    he's hotttttt!