‘Gatsby’ director, Baz Luhrmann will be opening the 66th Cannes Film Festival this year with his adaption of the classic 1920s tale. The Festival takes place May 15th, just five days after the film makes its debut in the States.
The film was originally scheduled to debut during the 2012 Holiday season, however; the director needed extra time to complete the flick.
Luhrmann recently said in a statement, “We are thrilled to return to a country, place and festival that has always been so close to our hearts, not only because my first film ‘Strictly Ballroom’ was screened there 21 years ago but also because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most poignant and beautiful passages of his extraordinary novel just a short distance away at a villa outside St. Raphael.”
The long-awaited remake will feature costumes specially designed by Miuccia Prada and Brooks Brothers.