Great Gatsby; Party Like It's 1922

Luhrmann's Great Gatsby trailer promises an even bigger party
Great Gatsby; Party Like It's 1922
Warner Brothers

Everybody knows that Gatsby threw the best parties. Seduction, bootlegging, scandals, flappers, alcohol, dancing – his parties had it all.

Now with the help of director Baz Luhrmann, Gatsby is at it again.

Studios finally released the first official trailer of Luhrmann’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic last night, giving us a brief glimpse into the partying lifestyles of Long Island’s wealthy.

The film is still set during the Roaring Twenties, a time when “the buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper.” However, Luhrmann has updated Fitzgerald’s American classic quite a bit. The movie will be in 3-D. The trailer ditches the ragtime music of Fitzgerald’s era, using Jay-Z and Kayne West’s No Church in the Wild instead. Think of it as the Roaring Twenties 2.0.

The movie isn’t headed for theaters until Christmas, so while you wait find yourself a flapper dress, make yourself a mint julep, cook up some deviled eggs, and start planning your prohibition party.