I’ve never seen this version of The Great Gatsby.
Truth be told, I never knew this 2000 made-for-TV movie existed until I researched the subject for my 1095 Days project.
Mira Sorvino as Daisy?
Hmmm. Worth a shot.
Toby Stephens as Gatsby?
The cast isn’t the most remarkable I’ve ever seen:
Mira Sorvino … Daisy Buchanan
Toby Stephens … Jay Gatsby
Paul Rudd … Nick Carraway
Martin Donovan … Tom Buchanan
Francie Swift … Jordan Baker
Heather Goldenhersh … Myrtle Wilson
Matt Malloy … Klipspringer
But, then again, I just watched two other versions of Gatsby and they were lackluster even with a stellar cast. So I’m not going to turn up my nose at this movie. Not yet, anyway.
What I notice about this adaptation:
* Paul Rudd is a very young Nick Carraway.
* There’s much more narration in this adaptation than in previous versions of the movie.