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Carey Mulligan In Talks To Play Gatsby's Daisy

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Now we're talking!

While we love Scarlett Johansson, Carey Mulligan is the perfect choice to play the boyish 1920s flapper in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, has had a string of young actresses attached, with Scarlett being the most recent name attached. However, with her commitment to Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo, sources say Scarlett won't be available by the time filming begins next summer.

So now, Carey Mulligan has stepped in to be the front-runner and we couldn't have pictured a more perfect Daisy ourselves!

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21 comments to “Carey Mulligan In Talks To Play Gatsby's Daisy”



  1. 1

    hey daisy isn't the boyish one in the great gatsby that's actually her friend jordan.



  2. 2

    She annoys me, and her acting comes off as pretentious.



  3. 3

    Mulligan could work as Daisy, Scarlett would be better cast as either Jordan Baker or Myrtle Wilson - she's a more sensuous, worldly type who could play either an ice princess or a moll.



  4. 4

    please read this wonderful piece of literature before you judge casting decisions. daisy is not boyish at all, and while carey is a good actress, she is not the best choice for this role, i feel.



  5. 5

    Noooo not her… Daisy is supposed to be beautiful! It's too bad because there aren't too many talented & good-looking young actresses around these days. Guess you can't have it all :/ In any case, she should play Jordan…



  6. 6

    I think Blake Lively would make a great Daisy. She's a talented actress and I think beautiful in the way that Daisy was.



  7. 7

    Although I'd rather see someone else in the role, I think that Carey's casting is okay.



  8. 8

    Re: meadjl – Well said! I agree.



  9. 9

    You need to pick up and read these books (being turned into movies) before you post about them. First "Water For Elephants" being a "period piece" which is actually a reflection of traveling circus life in the 1920's, not some Victorian Age, Elizabethan thing– and now Daisy being "boyish" in The Great Gatsby? It's such a wonderful book, and one of the big appeals of Daisy is that she's supposed to be beautiful and feminine. Get your facts straight and READ!



  10. 10

    she would be better as jordan



  11. 11

    S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Sign of dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian future pediatrician doctor, pediatrician nurse license she obtained in 2008.

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    12

    Daisy is not "boyish" and DiCaprio is WAY too old and "fleshy" to play Gatsby.



  13. 13

    We can only hope that it's better than the stinker with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Dog of a movie. This is why I say…READ. The book is always better.



  14. 14

    Daisy, as written, is stunningly beautiful. Mulligan and Scarlett Johansen are not. (Scar-Jo alway makes me think of that song, "I'm a little tea-pot, short and stout…") There are tens of thousands of unknown, fantastic actresses to fit the bill. I suggest they go with an unknown. And isn't DiCaprio getting a little long in the tooth to play Gatsby? How about some fresh faces? I mean, that total Twilight thing bombed with two unknowns…right?



  15. 15

    the boyish one is, Jordan, not Daisy you idiot.
    Daisy was vapid, self-absorbed, and most of all–GIRLY.

    and no offense but she was a flapper. after Mia Farrow played her (horribly)
    Scarlett Johanssen is too fat to play her anyway.



  16. 16

    What is the obsession with Leo D? Hugh Dancy would have been a better choice. Carey or Kiera sound fine too but this leo thing. If it's not Matt Damon it's Leo. Maybe Perez should go for it. How about achange in these male roles for once?



  17. 17

    TINY HEAD!! TINY HEAD!! TINY HEAD!!!



  18. 18

    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



  19. 19

    Daisy is NOT BOYISH perez! In fact she's pretty close to the opposite. Keep your nose out of casting commentary if you know NOTHING AT ALL about the character.



  20. 20

    I think what he meant is that the flapper look was sort of a boy-ish look…which was the popular look of the day. I think that Carey would do a good job. She's a terrific actress. I think that Blake Lively would be good too, but for her looks, not for her acting. However, I agree with some of points made already, Leo is too 'fleshy'…I laughed my ass of when I read that. But they should probably look for a fresh face, someone new that looks the part and can act….then we'd only have the story line to look forward to.



  21. 21

    Daisy a boyish flapper? have you read the book Perez? unbelievable!