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The Great Gatsby to Open Cannes Film Festival

Director Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been selected as the opening film of the upcoming 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The pic was originally slated to open this past December, but Warner Bros. wisely pushed the release date in lieu of the crowded holiday season. Now the move has had another positive effect on the film, as the colorful 3D iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is getting a wonderfully prestigious premiere. The pic will be screening out of competition, but Lurhmann is no stranger to the festival as his first feature Strictly Ballroom screened in Cannes in 1992 and Moulin Rouge! opened the festival in 2001.

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StarWarsFan1366d ago

This year's Oscar race had some stiff competition, so I'm glad they delayed this movie because it would have been pummeled by just the mix of competition, but I am wondering if this could be a domineering force across the board of categories in this year's awards season.