After the false alarms that were giving the movie on hold and the endless processing of casting and rehearsals, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is finally going to start shooting.
According to The New Zealand Herald, filming will start in March in Sydney, Australia, going for 17 weeks and lasting for an incredible 30 weeks of post-production, all taking place in Australia.
The drama set in New York’s Long Island has apparently become a massive effort shooting in Australia and employing 150 people to work on post-production and visual effects alone. Maybe it is because Luhrmann is the same man who did Australia, that costed a fortune and made virtually no money.
The film will also be shot in 3D, marking the first time stars Leonardo DiCaprio (as Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway) and Carey Mulligan (Daisy) will work together. Also Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby is not going to be as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, but something newer, wilder, and different. Meaning it will be original, also meaning it could be a success or a total disaster.