Great Gatsby Begins Production, New Details

Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of the American classic “The Great Gatsby” kicked off filming in Sydney, Australia on Monday.

The $126 million project will shoot over the next 17 weeks in Sydney while Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan has joined the cast in the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Elizabeth Debicki also star in the film. Several vintage cars, including a pair of 1929 Duesenbergs and a 1929 Packard, were recently shipped to Sydney from Illinois to be used in the project.