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'Great Gatsby' trailer: Leo DiCaprio tries on some Jay-Z swagger

May 22, 2012|By Matt Donnelly
  • Tobey Maguire, far left, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton rock serious glam for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby."
Tobey Maguire, far left, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton… (Warner Bros. )

Break out the Champagne: The first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" has arrived, and Leonardo DiCaprio is serving up some major swagger.

Early glimpses at the 3-D epic showed off Luhrmann's usual visual flare, and some chic period costumes to boot, but now we've got a full trailer (watch below) where title character DiCaprio and company shine. Some immediate thoughts from the Ministry include...

The Shirts!: We're not sure what your high school English takeaways were from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, but Daisy Buchanan, played by the perfectly cast Carey Mulligan, has a material obsession that would dwarf any "Real Housewives" franchise. Bless Luhrmann for including the iconic moment when Daisy nears ecstasy whilst twirling through Gatsby's lush collection of pastel suit shirts (and shout-out to his two-story closet, the men's answer to Carrie Bradshaw's walk-in in the first "Sex and the City" movie). 

Roc is in the trailer: Costar Isla Fisher revealed that Luhrmann employed Jay-Z tracks to set the mood during filming. It's only fitting that the first few shots of 1920s excess in the trailer are accompanied by Jay and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" from their well-received collaboration album "Watch the Throne."

Tobey comeback?: Since hanging up his "Spider-Man" gear and terrifying everyone in the polarizing family drama "Brothers," Tobey Maguire has all but vanished from his former leading man status. As protagonist Nick Carraway, however, Maguire gives off some electricity in the trailer as witness to the indulgent world off the Long Island Sound.

Get your first look at "Gatsby," then tell us your thoughts in comments. 

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