Director will make the film in Sydney too
Baz Luhrmann is set to film The Great Gatsby – his forthcoming adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald‘s 1925 novel – in 3D.
The director has said he will shoot the movie in his home city of Sydney.
Fitzgerald‘s story is set on Long Island‘s North Shore and in New York during the summer of 1922.
The Playlist reports that Luhrmann will begin pre-production on the movie next month, then will film it at the Australian city’s Fox Studios, where he shot Moulin Rouge in 2001 and Australia in 2008.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star as the titular Jay Gatsby, while Tobey Maguire will play the character Nick Carraway. Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan.
The Great Gatsby has been adapted for film many times before, with the most famous version being Jack Clayton‘s 1974 version. That film starred Robert Redford as Gatsby, with a script written by Francis Ford Coppola.