23 May 2012 8:07 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

O! M! G! “The Great Gatsby” trailer is out and the full film can’t come soon enough.

It had me hooked from the moment I heard the pulsing beat of Kanye West and Jay-z’s “No Church In The Wild.” From there, director Baz Luhrmann transferred “Gatsby” fans to a glitzy, yet gritty take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age masterpiece, which was always the author’s intent.

Decadent party scenes only mask the “hysteria” of the Roaring '20s, fueled by bathtub gin and a sense of liberation that influenced the fashions (shorter hemlines!) and loosey goosey morals (sexy, sexy times all over the place!) of the time.

For the December release, Luhrmann recalls the vibe of his equally modern take on “Romeo & Juliet,” which also starred his muse-like leading man, Leonardo DiCaprio. This time, DiCaprio is another ill-fated anti-hero. He’s the main man, Jay Gatsby, »

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