Baz Luhrmann Buys "The Great Gatsby" Rights

01/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Variety

Baz Luhrmann may jump from pre-WWII Australia to America's Jazz Age.

The "Australia" helmer has purchased the rights to "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald's tome of the Roaring Twenties. While a script does not yet exist, Luhrmann intends to focus on it after "Australia's" awards run. No studio is attached yet.

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