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The Great Gatsby Movie Moved to Summer 2013 (Bye Bye, Oscar Chances?)

If you wanted to watch The Great Gatsby on Christmas Day as a present to yourself, too bad. Coal in your stocking. Garlic in your soul. It's over.

Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation — starring Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire — was supposed to come out on December 25 in the U.S. but Warner Bros. issued a statement saying the film was pushed back to summer 2013 to ensure it "reaches the largest audience possible."

According to the UK Press Association, the December release would've put it up against Les Miserables and the first instalment of The Hobbit trilogy. Now it's going to go up against Iron Man 3, Star Trek 2, the new Superman film Man Of Steel and Channing Tatum's summer film, which just got moved *up* from November 2013 to summer 2013. Why can't anything just stay where it was originally put?

The UKPA's story also notes that The Great Gatsby change puts the film out of the running for next year's Oscars, and makes it less likely to be a contender for the 2014 awards season. But now director Baz has the time to add the 3D effects he wanted and he can make an accompanying soundtrack with big names — like he did with Moulin Rouge and for his other Leo project, Romeo + Juliet.

Source: UKPA

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08.7.2012 / 05:33 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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