The Great Gatsby to Open Cannes Film Festival!

Dicaprio Great Gatsby 2013

Can I find a sugar daddy to host my trip this year’s Cannes Film Festival?  Please?

Turns out Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby will be given the honor of opening this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013.

According to The New York Daily News:

Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” will open the 2013 Cannes film festival, the world’s most important cinema showcase, organizers said on Tuesday.

The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s account of “Roaring Twenties” America combines serious literary heritage and A-list star power, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role.

DiCaprio will make an appearance at the festival on the famous Croisette waterfront for the first time since 2007.

Luhrmann is quoted in Dave Itzkoff’s Arts Beat Blog at the New York Times:

Mr. Luhrmann said in a statement: “It is a great honor for all those who have worked on ‘The Great Gatsby’ to open the Cannes Film Festival. We are thrilled to return to a country, place and festival that has always been so close to our hearts, not only because my first film ‘Strictly Ballroom’ was screened there 21 years ago, but also because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most poignant and beautiful passages of his extraordinary novel just a short distance away at a villa outside Saint-Raphaël.”

How long until May? 

Only a little over 70 days, but who’s counting?

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