What Are the Songs In ‘The Great Gatsby’ Trailer?
A snazzy trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming 3D adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ hit the internet today. And if the teaser’s modern music is any indication, the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the titular role, will be a startling departure from the classic novel many of us are familiar with.
While the costumes and sets are appropriate for Long Island in the 1920s, there’s an eye-popping amount of CGI in the two-minute trailer and the featured songs — ‘No Church in the Wild’ by Kanye West and Jay-Z and ‘Love is Blindness’ by Jack White — seem an exciting contrast to the Prohibition era. Kanye and Jay-Z’s song comes from their 2011 collaboration ‘Watch the Throne,’ while White’s contribution is a cover of a U2 song off their 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby.’
DiCaprio looks as intense as ever and there’s an undeniable slickness to the glitzy trailer that we find awfully compelling, especially given the driving soundtrack. Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Tobey Maguire, who co-star, appear as well.
What do you think? Are you excited for Luhrmann’s update? Or does it seem like too much of a departure from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal book?