Warner Bros. has decided to move Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby from December 25th to summer 2013. The decision, according to Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman, is to ensure “this unique film reaches the largest audience possible”.
The move means the film will no longer be in the crowded awards corridor, which also sees the release of Les Miserables, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is also set for a Christmas Day release and would have given audiences a double dosage of DiCaprio, but the move was likely to avoid such a clash.
The Great Gatsby, the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel set in New York City during the roaring ’20s, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton. No specific date in 2013 has been set, but I’ll post it as soon as it’s confirmed.