Between the trailers, the stills, and your vague recollections of 9th grade English class, you may feel like you’ve already seen Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby. Even so, this awards bait adaptation turned summer blockbuster certainly looks appealing – especially in these pensive new character posters, which combine fabulous ’20s style with the shiniest eyes this side of The Host.
Can English rose Carey Mulligan credibly embody American Jazz Age icon Daisy Buchanan? Will Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby force the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to finally come to its senses? And what’s Tobey Maguire like these days, anyway? We won’t know for sure until Gatsby is finally released May 10 – but in the meantime, these six images can get the discussion started. Prepare to be borne back ceaselessly into the past:
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
Co-starring the verdant glow that taught you what symbolism is.
NEXT: Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan