This will clearly be the worst thing ever. I’m almost fascinated by it. Like a gruesome car wreck. Who…who thought that Leo would be a good Gatsby?* The man…in this one gif set alone, he is doing the same upset face we have seen throughout Inception and Shutter Island and all other Leonard DiCaprio Is Pretty Upset About That movies. Also, Carey Mulligan as Daisy? Yes. Like…the girl who can’t stand up straight or speak without playing mumblepeg is going to play the girl whose voice is full of money convincingly? TRAIN WRECK.** oh PLUS TOBEY MAGUIRE who even casts Tobey Maguire anymore.
*side note that the earlier film adaptation of The Great Gatsby also didn’t follow by casting Robert Redford, but a good close reading of the book suggests that Gatsby (actually “Jay Gatz”) is probably Jewish, which ties in to the book’s complicated examination of class and the racial lines/logic along which class gets drawn, and vice versa, and the conflation of the two into really the same thing, and … anyway, all I’m saying is that Leonardo DiCaprio would not be my first choice.
**additional side note: it makes me happy, knowing how much Ernest Hemingway loved the book F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote (yes I just read A Moveable Feast), to imagine Corey Stoll as Hemingway punching Baz Luhrmann in the face.