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The great hold-up
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Picture: Warner Bros.

The $127 million Baz Luhrmann epic The Great Gatsby has reportedly been delayed because one of its stars is required to return to Sydney for a reshoot.

According to newspaper reporters, Tobey Maguire who plays narrator Nick Carraway, is needed back in Australia after the production team reviewed the footage and "found some gaps".

Last week, distributor Warner Bros announced it had moved the release date from Boxing Day to "mid 2013".

The film officially wrapped in January. The delay will make The Great Gatsby ineligible for next year's Academy Awards, where it was expected to be a major contender.

The West Australian

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