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The Great Gatsby to be filmed in Sydney

21st February 2011

The latest big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is to be shot in Sydney, despite the novel being set in New York, the producers have confirmed.

Due to begin filming in August, the production will reunite director Baz Luhrmann with Leonardo DiCaprio, who will star in the title role.

The pair last worked together on the 1996 film Romeo and Juliet, a modern-day take on the Shakespeare tragedy, and they will be joined by Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire in the role of Nick Carraway.

It is the seventh time the novel has been adapted into a film, with New South Wales state premier Kristina Keneally saying the new production could inject up to GBP 78 million into the local economy.

'Australia was thought to be losing international filmmaking due to the strong Aussie dollar. This is a big win,' she explained.

Last week, it was confirmed that the big screen version of Peter Temple's Melbourne-set thriller Truth will also be filmed in Australia, with native director John Polson overseeing the adaptation.

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