“The Great Gatsby” trailer has arrived with the familiar and era-appropriate tones of the Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration, “No Church in the Wild.” You crazy for this one, Baz Luhrmann!
Based on the famed F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular great one, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Joel Edgerton as her husband, Tom.
If you needed further proof that this isn’t your father’s “Gatsby,” — beyond the anachronistic music cue, of course — try this on for size: Luhrmann’s film will get released in 3D, since nothing needs an extra dimension like classic 1925 prose.
About “No Church in the Wild”: While it’s unclear if the track appears in the finished film, it did play a role on set.
“On my first day he had Jay-Z pumped up full, and we did the entire scene with, you know, Jay-Z in our ear on full blast while acting, and it was just so liberating,” co-star Isla Fischer told MTV’s Josh Horowitz last month.
Liberating, indeed. Watch the trailer for “The Great Gatsby” above. The film hits theaters on Dec. 25.