Long buzzed about as an Academy Award contender, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” won’t be competing for any Oscars this season, as Warner Bros. is moving the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation’s release date from Christmas 2012 to summer 2013.
It’s the second high-profile film whose release the studio has changed in recent weeks. In wake of the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., Warner Bros. moved its crime drama “Gangster Squad” from Sept. 7 to next January in order to reshoot a scene involving a gunfight inside a cinema.
Warner Bros. said it was moving “Gatsby” from Christmas Day to an unspecified date next summer in order to maximize the film’s commercial prospects.
-- John Horn, Los Angeles Times