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"The Great Gatsby" star reassures Fitzgerald fans

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrman is known for his modern spins on classic stories like "Romeo and Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge." Now, the Australian director has been creating a fresh take on another familiar tale, "The Great Gatsby."

Over the last few months, however, many fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel have voiced their concerns abou Luhrman. He shot the film in 3D (and in Australia, even though the book is set on Long Island) and included a Kanye West song in the movie's first trailer.

But Australian actress Adelaide Clemens, who co-stars in the film as roaring flapper Catherine, says F. Scott fans shouldn't fret.

"I adore the story, as I know many people do. But I think it's really interesting what Baz has done with the film," said Clemens.

The actress, who will next be seen in "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," said, "I think the' 20s were such a wild, outrageous, high-energy time. I think he's taken the story and really infused it with that. I'm excited."

See clips of "The Great Gatsby" in our interview with Clemens at the top of this story.

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