Baz Luhrmann To Remake The Great Gatsby

December 19, 2008 By:
Baz Luhrmann To Remake The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is one of those great classic books you can read over and over again. But does it go the same for movie remakes? The book has already been made into a film three different times, and once as a TV movie starring Mira Sorvino as Daisy Buchanan. Don’t even ask what they were thinking in that casting room.

Baz Luhrmann is now looking to redo the novel into a movie once more, as he just purchased the right to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book. No script has been written, but we’re hoping this time they stay true to the novel.

So why now to do the remake? Luhrmann says that he sees story as a wake-up call as the economy comes crashing down and another gilded age, as he sees it, comes to an end.

He says, "If you wanted to show a mirror to people that says, 'You've been drunk on money,' they're not going to want to see it. But if you reflected that mirror on another time they'd be willing to. People will need an explanation of where we are and where we've been, and 'The Great Gatsby' can provide that explanation."

Ah, so very deep, Baz. So the only question is, who will play his Daisy? He seems to be having a love affair with Nicole Kidman, but we just can’t picture her in the role. Maybe Scarlett Johansson for this one? You tell who you think should play the infamous part of Daisy!