MUMBAI: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Hollywood debut film ‘The Great Gatsby’ is all set for a summer release, this year.
The veteran actor who is currently filming for Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagrah’ in Bhopal, recently received a call from Baz Luhrmann, the director of ‘The Great Gatsby’ updating about the film’s release.
Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter to reveal the news. The Big B tweeted, “Baz Luhrmann calls to update on Great Gatsby… Final settings being done… Should be out May … Hope to see a print in April!”
‘The Great Gatsby’ is a romantic drama film, adapted from the eponymous classic novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925). The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Amitabh Bachchan in pivotal roles.
The plot of the film revolves around the life of millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his neighbor Nick (Tobey Maguire). Amitabh Bachchan will, in his Hollywood debut, play Meyer Wolfsheim – a man with a dark past. As Wolfsheim, Bachchan will help Jay Gatsby make money when he first comes to New York after the World War I.
Director Baz Luhrmann who last directed the epic romance ‘Australia’( 2008), has co-written the script. ‘The Great Gatsby’ is one of the most anticipated films of 2013, set to hit the screens on May 10.