When we first heard that Amitabh Bachchan would have a role in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby, we thought it would be an inconsequential role. We were wrong.

The Great Gatsby, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Isla Fisher. And THE Amitabh Bachhan. Okay, it’s a small cameo, but his star power fills the screen (watch the trailer below to judge for yourself). For those of you who have read The Great Gatsby, Amitabh Bachchan plays Meyer Wolfsheim, a flamboyant Jewish money lender, in Baz Luhrmann’s (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) film.

Watch the trailer below. The Great Gatsby will be in theatres in December 2012, but we expect a red carpet gala at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Read more about the film here. Buy The Great Gatsby book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, here.

Photography: Warner Bros.