Regal Entertainment Group Presents a World Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Great Gatsby'
3D Imagery is Described as Lush, Magnificent and Intimate
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) , a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced the debut of an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for The Great Gatsby. The feature film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, is a visual feast and utilizes the latest 3D technology to immerse moviegoers in this timeless story.
"By viewing this film in 3D you get to step into the world of Gatsby. It's grand in scope with magnificent parties and yet extremely personal as you are immersed among the characters," stated Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing Officer of Regal Entertainment Group. "In our exclusive featurette, those who made the movie explain how they have taken an American classic and brought it to life in this whole new form."
This behind-the-scenes footage is available on the big screen exclusively in Regal Entertainment Group theatres. The film's Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan) introduces this in-theatre segment, which features insights from both cast and crew regarding the unique qualities of the film.
"The world is so lush and yet so intimate that you feel like you're eavesdropping on these people's lives," stated Tobey Maguire, who plays Nick Carraway. Maguire also notes the genius of director Baz Luhrmann. "He is so singular in his vision. He really knows how to suck you into this world."
"I always seem drawn by some invisible force and some kind of tragic romance," stated Luhrmann. "The thing about Gatsby is it's such a modern story. It has passion, violence and love."
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker created his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, coming to theatres May 10.
The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,367 screens in 580 locations in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of March 29, 2013. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.REGmovies.com.
About the Film:
Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio ("Django Unchained," "The Aviator") plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan ("An Education") and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker.
Oscar® nominee Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!") directed the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Luhrmann produced, along with Catherine Martin, Academy Award® winner Douglas Wick ("Gladiator"), Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman. The executive producers are Academy Award® winner Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King"), Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, and Bruce Berman.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with A&E Television, a Bazmark/Red Wagon Entertainment Production, a Film by Baz Luhrmann, "The Great Gatsby." Opening May 10, 2013, the film will be distributed in 3D and 2D by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language. www.thegreatgatsbymovie.com
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