What: “The Great Gatsby”
When: Opening Friday
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton
Director: Baz Luhrmann
The story: In the spring of 1922, writer Nick Carraway (Maguire) moves to New York and is sucked into the world of the uber-wealthy, led by the mysterious playboy Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio), in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
The buzz: Directed by Luhrmann (“William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge”), shot in 3-D and with a soundtrack overseen by Jay-Z, “Gatsby” could be the surprise breakout hit of the summer. Or a colossal miscalculation.
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE