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Pictures: Carey Mulligan Filming 'The Great Gatsby'

Here’s the first official look at Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s TheGreat Gatsby, currently shooting in Sydney Australia.  The pics below also give us new looks at Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carroway as they shoot scenes in Sydney’s Centennial Park. She looks like the quintessential flapper. Perfect Daisy!

Director Baz Luhrmann, with whom DiCaprio made Romeo + Juliet back in 1996 (although my favorite will always be Strictly Ballroom), is shooting the film in 3D which made absolutely no sense to me (yes yes I know you know how I feel about 3D), until DiCaprio gave this explanation to Access Hollywood, “ {the 3D is} being used for drama,” Leo told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, while promoting his latest movie, J. Edgar, in Los Angeles over the weekend.

“Most of the time, you associate 3-D with the spectacle of it, but he really wants to use 3-D to create emotional impact with the characters and almost use it like what it would be like to immerse yourself in a theater production,” Leo explained. “So I’m having a good time with that. Plus, it’s the great American novel.”

Well, I can understand what he means by an immersive theater experience. If Luhrmann’s able to pull this off, I may rethink my stance on this issue. I certainly hope it will enhance the material and not detract from it.

The Great Gatsby costars Joel Edgerton as Daisy’s husband Tom Buchanan,  Isla Fisher as his lover Myrtle Wilson and Jason Clarke as her husband George. The film opens in the US on December 25, 2012 but will probably have its premiere in Australia before that.


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