The current trend has been witnessing quite a few Bollywood stars venturing into Hollywood. Even legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is set take off in the west with The Great Gatsby, which is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Now, we hear that the film which is slated for release with the premiere in New York on May 1 has been selected as the opening film for the Cannes Film Festival. Confirming the development, Bachchan announced on his facebook page, "Baz Luhrmann informs me that 'The Great Gatsby' has been officially selected for the opening film for Cannes film festival on May 15th ... all very excited ! And the premier of the film in New York on May 1st as told to me ... but yet to be confirmed ...So travel coming up for these occasions..."
The Great Gatsby, a romantic drama that is co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke.
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