Friday, 17 May 2013

Interview with The Great Gatsby's Writer Craig Pearce

Walking down a rainy Regent Street in London Craig Pearce, co-writer of The Great Gatsby picked up his phone and rang me so we could talk about his latest outings, his collaborations with Baz and his new TV programme called Will, which is why he was walking around rainy London. Thankfully, he was eager for a chat to explain the reasoning behind his and Baz Luhrmann‘s interpretation of The Great Gatsby and their translation and adaptation of such an important piece of literature. As well as their bold decision to adapt Gatsby, he’s got the guts to reinvent William Shakespeare himself, who will be appearing on your small screen soon in the US and later on in the UK, as is the way. He’s a screenwriter whose work you are almost certainly familiar with as he’s written Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. Below he openly chats to us. Do enjoy.

The Full Craig Pearce Interview is available on Cinema Sauce