September 7th, 2011
06:33 PM ET
The star-studded cast of “The Great Gatsby” has arrived in Sydney, Australia to start production on Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D vision of the American classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cast of the anticipated adaptation includes Leonardo DiCaprio (as Jay Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (as Nick Carraway), Carey Mulligan (as Daisy Buchanan), and Isla Fisher (as Myrtle Wilson), among other talent. The movie began production on Monday.
The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel has a $126 million dollar budget. Filming will take place over 17 weeks, with over 400 cast and crew working on the movie. Another 30 weeks will be spent on post-production.
August 20th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
Leonardo DiCaprio is environmentally conscious, but he’s also a movie star.
The "Inception" actor has shelled out over $100,000 for the 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid, possibly the most sought-after hybrid car on the market.
The Los Angeles Times reports on DiCaprio's new ride, noting that the star is upgrading from his practical Toyota Prius, which can go from zero to sixty in 10.1 seconds. The Karma can get there in 5.9.
May 20th, 2011
10:24 AM ET
The much-anticipated 3-D version of James Cameron's "Titanic" will officially sail into theaters on April 6, 2012.
According to a statement from Paramount, the release date for the revamped edition of the Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet blockbuster was chosen to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's voyage, which began April 10.
"There's a whole generation that's never seen ‘Titanic’ as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be ‘Titanic’ as you've never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D," Cameron says of the 1997 film. "With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike."
"Titanic" is the second highest-grossing movie of all time, raking in over $600 million in the U.S. and $1.2 billion overseas.
May 18th, 2011
09:00 PM ET
Bradley Cooper can stop lobbying for the part of Tom Buchanan in the upcoming 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"—the role has officially been handed to Australian actor Joel Edgerton, according to Deadline.
Though Edgerton is largely unknown to U.S. audiences (he starred in the critically acclaimed 2010 crime drama "Animal Kingdom" and will next be seen playing a mixed-martial-arts fighter in the upcoming "Warrior"), "Gatsby" director Baz Luhrmann believes he has exactly what it takes to play the cocky blueblood husband of Daisy Mulligan (Carey Mulligan).
"In casting Tom, one had to find an actor who could credibly be (as Fitzgerald describes him) 'one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven,' had five-star acting chops, and in the big dramatic showdown scenes between Gatsby and Tom, hold the screen against Leonardo DiCaprio, in the appropriate age group," says Luhrmann. "Any wonder, it has been a long and thorough journey. The simple truth is that Joel came into our rehearsal space in New York and fulfilled all of the above criteria, and then some."
Ben Affleck was originally being eyed for the role of Buchanan, but dropped out of the running because of a prior film commitment.
April 28th, 2011
06:50 PM ET
"The Social Network" star Armie Hammer is Hollywood's latest "It" boy. After landing the role of Prince Charming in the upcoming live-action "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White" movie, Hammer is being eyed to play the title character in "The Lone Ranger."
Ryan Gosling was initially in talks to portray the masked Texas ranger in director Gore Verbinksi's update on the classic character.
According to The Wrap, Gosling is now out of the running, and Hammer—who played the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network"—is circling the role. Johnny Depp is already on board as the Lone Ranger's sidekick, Tonto.
March 14th, 2011
12:22 PM ET
In a new interview with the New York Times, Cooper lobbies for the role of Tom Buchanan, the cocky blueblood husband of Gatsby's (DiCaprio) love interest, Daisy (Mulligan).
"To me, he's the best character in the book. He's so complicated," says the star of "The Hangover – Part II." "He's xenophobic, he's an alcoholic, but he also understands some profound stuff about class. Whoever plays it has to take a gentle hand, because it could so easily be stock, where he’s a rich jerk you don't identify with at all."
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