"The Great Gatsby" Release Pushed Back to Summer 2013

Posted Monday August 6, 2012 3:55 PM GMT

Fans of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic "The Great Gatsby" will have to wait a little longer to see the new film adaptation come to light. Warner Brothers announced today that the movie will be pushed from the original Christmas 2012 release date to summer of 2013.

Despite the delay, the production company assures fans of the roaring twenties novel that it will be worth the wait. "Based on what we've seen, [director] Baz Luhrmann's incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more," Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. said in a statement. "It truly brings Fitzgerald's American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way."

His statements are reinforced by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of international distribution, who said, "With this film [Baz] has done something completely unexpected—making it in 3D—while capturing the emotion, the intimacy, the power and the spectacle of the time. The responses we've had to some of the early sneak peeks have been phenomenal…'The Great Gatsby' will be the perfect summer movie around the world."

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, the cast is rounded out by Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures