After getting dirty and despicable for his part as the villainous plantation owner/boy emperor Monsieur Candie in Tarantino's Django Unchained, Leonardo DiCaprio cleans up, and then some, for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and his blue eyes radiate warmth and, yes, deception, in the second trailer, hitting the interwebs some six months after the first preview dropped and this one bears the distinct imprint of its director's previous efforts - the dangerous love of Romeo + Juliet and the spectacular joie de vivre of Moulin Rouge! - while giving F. Scott Fitzgerald's beloved classic a graphic novel makeover.
Tobey Maguire brings his wide-eyed naivete to the role of Nick Carraway, wooed as he is by Gatsby's wealth and charm while not entirely sure if the facade is anything more than smoke and mirrors, and Carey Mulligan is luminous as Daisy and looks divine in the period costumes. We see a little of Joel Edgerton as adulterer Tom Buchanan and a whole lot of grandiose circus-like bangers, making us even more excited about what's sure to be an inventive take on the lure of opulence, lost love, artifice and the Roaring Twenties.
To the trailer! The Great Gatsby opens April 2013.
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