Gatsby fans need not to worry. Warner Brothers has confirmed that it will not delay nor alter the planned release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio. It is set for May 10, ahead of its screening as the opening film at the Cannes Film Festival five days later.
This will be the first time in history that a film opening the famous festival will not have its world premiere there. Warner Bros. decided that the advantages of opening the film on May 10, outweigh the worldwide publicity that a film that premieres at Cannes normally gets. Furthermore, the date selected is ahead of the summer blockbusters that begin premiering in theaters a week later, a smart business move for all involved.
Will you be checking out Gatsby when it hits theaters?