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The Great Gatsby adaptation 'will not disappoint'

25th July 2011

A significant amount of research has been conducted by the cast and crew working on Baz Luhrmann's big screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby to ensure the film does not disappoint fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel.

That is according to Carey Mulligan, who will play socialite Daisy Buchanan in the production. She told the BBC she has immersed herself in research material ahead of filming.

This has included studying a biography written by Fitzgerald's wife Zelda about former Chicago socialite Ginevra King, on whom Daisy is reportedly based.

Mulligan said the entire cast and crew have been advised by Luhrmann to delve as deeply as they can into the psyche of their characters to ensure the adaptation is as true to Fitzgerald's vision as possible.

'It's really research intensive. We got overloaded with books and research files,' she told the broadcaster.

The Great Gatsby, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as narrator Nick Carraway, is set to begin filming in New South Wales next month. 

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