It comes as little surprise that the Aussie auteur behind the gaudy, more-is-more spectacles "Moulin Rouge" and "Australia" has delivered a "Gatsby" less in the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel…
As with all such carte-blanche extravaganzas (increasingly rare in this cautious Hollywood age), it exudes an undeniable fascination -- at least for a while.
Callan McAuliffe will play a young Jay Gatsby in Warner Bros.' "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
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