Baz Luhrmann has made some visually stunning movies over the years and it seems that he has done it again, with his latest movie The Great Gatsby. Baz has been talking about making the movie and, in particular, what inspired him to actually make the film in the first place.
Luhrmann explained, "I decided to take the Trans-Siberian Express from Beijing, across Northern Russia, and then on to Paris to meet my wife and newly-born daughter. And it was in Siberia in a sardine-box of a cabin that I listened to the audio book of The Great Gatsby"
He added, "I poured some wine, looked out and saw Siberia racing by, and started listening. It was four o'clock in the morning before I fell asleep. The next day I could not wait for night to come to get back in my little box, pour the second bottle of wine and listen to the last part."
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton and will hit the big screen on May 10 in the US, while it will then open in the UK on May 16. The soundtrack for The Great Gatsby is produced by Jay-Z.
Are you looking forward to seeing The Great Gatsby?