Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Great Gatsby (Coppola)

Author: Scott Youngbauer
Location: Unknown

"The Great Gatsby"

Directed by Sofia Coppola
Written by Sofia Coppola
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Robert DeNiro
Music by Thomas Newman
Director of Photography: Dion Beebe

Principal Cast:

Gatsby: Matt Damon
Daisy: Reese Witherspoon
Nick: Nick Stahl
Tom Buchanan: Josh Lucus
Myrtle Wilson: Michelle Williams
George Wilson: Danny Huston
Jordan Baker: Amy Adams

Tag Line: Discover Gatsby... November 07

Release Date: 11/15/07

Synopsis: Acclaimed director Sofia Coppola adapts the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby. Coppola promises to stay true to Fitzgerald’s novel and she hopes people will rediscover the American classic. Her father Francis Ford Coppola and his pal Robert DeNiro will oversee the production by as producers. As with all of Sofia’s films she plans to adapt the novel herself. Music will by academy award nominee Thomas Newman and Cinematography will be by Dion Beebe who is fresh of his Oscar win for Memoirs of a Geisha.

What the Press would say:

Matt Damon has often been called the next Robert Redford and he will continue to follow in his cinematic footsteps by playing Gatsby in the latest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby directed by Sofia Coppola. Off the success of The Good Shepard Damon has huge Oscar buzz behind playing the lavish Gatsby. Witherspoon is cast opposite of Gatsby as Daisy. Reese is a lock in the Best Actress category. I’m suspecting Michelle Williams might have a dark horse nomination for best supporting actress.

An early campaign for these nods.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Actor: Matt Damon
Sup. Actor: Nick Stahl, Josh Lucus, and Danny Huston.
Sup. Actress: Michelle Williams and Amy Adams
Adapted Screenplay: Sofia Coppola
Cinematography: Dion Beebe
Original Score: Thomas Newman
As well as all other technical categories.

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