The trailer for “The Great Gatsby” was released earlier this week to tremendous interest. But all the excitement about the Baz Luhrmann film featuring Leonardo DiCaprio is being tempered slightly by a major spelling error.
In a shot of a busy Times Square, a prominent billboard reads “Zeigfeld Follies.” The only problem is that the famed Broadway production, which ran from 1907-31, is actually spelled “Ziegfeld Follies.” The folks got the “i” and the “e” in the wrong spot.
Outside of that, the trailer looks pretty great. DiCaprio as Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway seem like excellent casting decisions. And visually it looks to be much more interesting than the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
Warner Bros, the studio behind the film, has yet to comment on the error.
“The Great Gatsby,” likely with a corrected typo, is set for a Dec. 2012 release.