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Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby': Good idea?

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Greatgatsbybaz_lIt looks like writer-director Baz Luhrmann (Australia, Moulin Rouge) hasn’t kept up with his Entourage queue (but really, who could blame him?), otherwise he’d know Martin Scorsese is already working on a film adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, starring the washed-up Vincent Chase. But just as there’s room in Hollywood for a zillion big screen Wyatt Earps, there will always be room for another Gatsby (even if one of them actually is fake), which is why the Aussie’s next project will “definitely” be a redux of the literary classic, reports Nikki Finke.

Now, I haven’t seen Luhrmann’s recent box-office disappointment, Australia, so I can’t join in the it’s-awful-no-it’s-great debate, but on the merits of his last literary reimagining (Romeo & Juliet), I think he’s up for the task. But how do you feel, PopWatchers? Vote in our poll below and tell us whether you think Luhrmann should be the next one to bring Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby to the big screen. (It’s been done several times before, most notably—or not so notably—in 1974 starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.) Also, who would you cast in the starring roles? (I’m loving Finke’s suggestion of James Marsden for Nick.)

More on Baz Luhrmann:
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Lisa Schwarzbaum’s review of ‘Australia’
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