'Great Gatsby' delayed
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If you planned to spend Christmas evening seeing "The Great Gatsby," you are going to have to pick another movie.
Warner Bros. announced Monday it is moving the 3-D Baz Luhrmann adaptation to summer 2013. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton and was slated for Dec. 25.
"Based on what we've seen, Baz Luhrmann's incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings [F. Scott] Fitzgerald's American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way," Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution, said in a press release.
"We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible."
That also means Mr. DiCaprio won't be competing against himself with "Django Unchained," in which he appears alongside Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz. From writer-director Quentin Tarantino, "Djano Unchained" is due at Christmas.
Movie schedules are fluid this time of year. Warner Bros. bumped "Gangster Squad" from September to January due to uneasiness over a shooting scene that happens in a movie theater. The Weinstein Co. moved "The Master" to Sept. 14 (limited, with Sept. 21 expansion) and shifted "Killing Them Softly" to Oct. 19. Other changes include "End of Watch," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as Los Angeles police officers, bumped up a week to Sept. 21.
First Published August 7, 2012 12:00 am