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Leo & Tobey Reading For Baz Luhrmann's Gatsby Adaptation

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Um, yes please!

Sources are reporting that acclaimed director, Baz Luhrmann, is making some progress with his adaptation of The Great Gatsby to screen. Supposedly, recently there was a workshop for actors to read the roles for the main leads. Among the attendees were Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Rebecca Hall!

Now, this isn't to say that the trio have the parts. On the contrary, there are rumors that Amanda Seyfried maybe be taking the role of Daisy instead of Rebecca, while other sources claim Baz has his eye on Natalie Portman. (Our vote is for Minge! Natalie is an obvious choice and Rebecca doesn't have as much star quality.)

Still, nothing from script to cast is firmed up yet, so we have no other information about possible production starting dates or what have you. Still, this is a nice step in the right direction!

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10 comments to “Leo & Tobey Reading For Baz Luhrmann's Gatsby Adaptation”



  1. 1

    I hope his work has improved since "Australia" that was appalling. Style over substance I think.



  2. 2

    Seyfried is a good choice for Daisy. McGuire is cute but not handsome enough for Gatsby….neither is DiCaprio.



  3. 3

    Seyfried is not fey enough for Daisy, IMO. Daisy's a frailish, somewhat emotionally immature character. Leo would be about as wrong for Gatsby as Robert Redford was with the original; he's got too hard a look about him. You need someone who can play him more optimistically. Leo could be a good Tom Buchanan. I could see Natalie Portman as Jordan Baker, who is more sophisticated and morally ambiguous. Tobey, however, would be just about perfect for Nick Caraway. Jude Law would have been a good Gatsby.



  4. 4

    let me guess an overrated overhyped pos thats bound to get oscar noms even before its made



  5. 5

    Leo and natalie!!



  6. 6

    Natalie would make a terrible Daisy. She could be Nick's gf instead, Minge looks the part for Daisy but isn't the best actress, I'm not sure she could do as good a job as Mia Farrow.



  7. 7

    Not sure about Tobey.



  8. 8

    Ugh please don't let Baz Luhrman f up one of my favorite books. He sucks as a director. I don't care what anyone says. The Romeo and Juliet film and Moulin Rouge were both terrible yet people acted like they were masterpieces because they were "unique" and "creative"



  9. 9

    rebecca hall is great!



  10. 10

    Why is he making that face?