Trailer released: Leonardo Di Caprio, Amitabh Bachchan star in 'The Great Gatsby'
The trailer for Baz Luhrmann's much-anticipated adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' has arrived. (VIDEO)
The Great Gatsby features Leonardo Di Caprio in the title role along with Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. The film also marks superstar Amitabh Bachchan's Hollywood debut.
While the Bollywood star makes a 'friendly' appearance in the film, he is prominently visible throughout this early trailer. Bachchan had earlier, on his blog, played down his participation in the film, citing it a "mere one scene appearance as a friendly gesture."
As Big B narrates it, the Australian director during a private visit to India in 2010 had dropped by his office to meet him. Then in August 2011, "called and wondered if I would do this small role in his film and I agreed. It is a gesture."
Interestingly, Big B has refused "any remuneration on this" role. "As to why Baz chose to ask me, is something that perhaps he would be better placed to answer," wrote the Bollywood icon.
Luhrmann's film, with a reported budget of $126m, is currently being shot in Sydney. Earlier reports suggest that Luhrmann is considering shooting sections in 3D.
'The Great Gatsby' will open December 25, 2012, Leonardo DiCaprio's second Christmas Day movie.