The Novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is very soon to be on the big screen. They story takes place in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, a time of prosperity in the United States after World War I. It follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties. The film is co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke. And is confirmed to be the open the 66th Cannes Film Festival. The Great Gatsby - which is released on May 10 in the US and on May 17 in the UK. And Jayz will be creating the score for the movie.