CRAIG PEARCE co-wrote with Baz Luhrmann Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rouge!. These films have won countless accolades, including an Australian Film Institute award for best adapted screenplay (Strictly Ballroom), a BAFTA for best adapted screenplay (Romeo + Juliet), a WGA nomination for best original screenplay (Moulin Rouge!) and eight Academy Award nominations, including best film, (Moulin Rouge!). In 2010 Universal Studios released Pearce’s adaptation of Charlie St Cloud starring Zac Efron. Pearce’s most recent collaboration with Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire, opened the 2013 Cannes film festival and went on to become a world-wide box-office success. Pearce is currently developing a number of projects, including Will, a television series he has created about young William Shakespeare, The Maid an epic television series about Joan of Arc, and a live, musical production of Strictly Ballroom.