As the release date for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is getting ever closer, our excitement is even more palpable with the release of this new still from the film. Just look at Leo and Carey – so intense! If you think it looks a teensy bit familiar it might be because you’ve seen this photo of Robert Redford and Mia Farrow from the 1974 film. We can’t wait to see it on the big screen and in anticipation, we’ve rounded up the five things we’re most excited about…
1. The main man
Suave, cool, mean and moody. Leonaro DiCaprio has certainly nailed Gatsby in our eyes. We haven't been so hot under the collar since Romeo and Juliet! 'You always look so cool. The man in the beautiful cool shirts', says Daisy Buchanan. Yes ma'am, he sure does.
2. The leading lady
She doesn't just look the part with her neat blonde bob and doe-eyed, fluttery lashed expression. Brit girl Carey Mulligan, despite some initial sceptism on our part, is a walking talking Daisy B. We think she'd do very nicely indeed.
3. The costumes
We've long loved a flapper dress. They may epitomise the roaring twenties but as far as we're concerned, they're utterly timeless. Expect to see plenty of them here. Lest we forget, vintage queen Ashley Olsen provided the film with her own personal collection of dresses so we always knew there'd be some corkers.
4. The finishing touches
Cloche hats, silk headscarfs, sequins, feathers and jewels aplenty, the finishing touches are quite something. In fact, the jewels were provided by Tiffany & Co no less so they were always going to be epic. We don't envy the security guard who was in charge of those bad boys.
5. The soundtrack
We know from Romeo and Juliet that Baz is a fan of a truly great soundtrack so what can we expect? Well, the trailer opens Kanye West and Jay-Z's bass-heavy tune 'No Church in the Wild'. In true Baz style, it contrasts brilliantly with the retro twenties feel and the lavish party scene. Then there's Jack White's cover of U2's 'Love Is Blindness'. If that's a taste of what's to come, we're sure in for a real treat.