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Great Gatsby film release delayed until 2013

  • The release of Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been postponed until next summer, Warner Bros has announced.

    The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, had been due for release on Christmas Day in the U.S. and the day after in the UK.

    Warner Bros said it was pushing the release date to ensure it "reaches the largest audience possible".

    The delay means the film, based on F Scott Fitzgerald's novel, will be out of contention for next year's Oscars.

    A Christmas release would have pitted the film against other highly anticipated movies such as Les Miserables, Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher and the first instalment of The Hobbit trilogy.