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Carey Mulligan Cast As Daisy Buchanan In The Great Gatsby!

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We have our Daisy Buchanan, and a lot faster than we expected!

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has just announced that the hunt for the female lead in his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has come to a close, and he's chosen Miz Carey Mulligan!

She'll be joined by Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire as the story's protagonist/narrator, Nick Carraway!

Luhrmann explains:

"The results from the workshop process on The Great Gatsby have been very encouraging. There are a few elements that I feel need to be resolved before I would categorically state that this is my next film. Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world's most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: 'Hello, Daisy Buchanan.'"

Wow. This cast is certainly rounding out wonderfully!

Between Luhrmann (we'll forgive him for Australia), Leo, Tobey, and now Carey Mulligan, we think we may have an AMAZING adaptation on our hands! We're very excited to see this movie made!

What do think?? Are U pleased with The Great Gatsby's casting??

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22 comments to “Carey Mulligan Cast As Daisy Buchanan In The Great Gatsby!”

  1. 1

    The casting is OK - but for me, The Great Gatsby cast will always be Redford/Farrow/Waterston. Leo just doesn't have that vulnerability that Redford had.

  2. 2

    I read it SO long ago. I barely remember it!

  3. 3

    Not sure I like the choice for Daisy. He could have done WAY better.

  4. 4

    I'm soooo excited for this!

  5. 5

    to obvious of a choice for daisy, he should have picked someone else. now we just have to wait and see who jordan and tom will be…

  6. 6

    Daisy is supposed to have dark hair. I hope Mulligan wears a wig. I know other actors have done it blonde, but she is supposed to have brown hair, at least when I read the book she did.

  7. 7

    Not a bad choice. I think she can do it, but no one can match the emotional fragility that Mia Farrow brought to the role. I think DiCaprio will be excellent. It's probably just me but somehow Robert Redford just never seemed to flesh the role of Gatsby out. I'm interested in this one.

  8. 8

    Re: jeanmarie – … and by the way, I agree with you with all but the Redford role. Sam Waterston was superb, and I can see Toby McGuire making it work. Now I'm wracking my brains trying to remember what the billboard for the optician said …

  9. 9

    horrible casting. leo(i still love him) is too old. carey mulligan is not the best for this role. cant they just leave it alone. is nothing sacred anymore.

  10. 10

    Pure perfection…no one could top this choice…since "An Education" I have been a huge fan of Carrie Mulligan's

  11. 11

    Pure perfection…no one could top this choice…since "An Education" I have been a huge fan of Carrie Mulligan's

  12. 12

    I'm sure she'll be great! I could also see Leighton Meester play Daisy as well.

  13. 13

    Jeanmarie, agree 100%. Why remake perfection? And who could ever outdo Karen Black? No, not interested in seeing it. Redford IS Gatsby…period! What's next? Remake of "Gone With The Wind"? Oh geez, I shouldn't have said that!! I was kidding, Hollywood!!!

  14. Tinc says – reply to this


    Bad choice.She is very annoying.

  15. 15

    I liked Blake!!!

  16. Padme says – reply to this


    …but will they SING?!!

  17. 17

    i hate this twat

  18. 18

    I'm delighted. I thought it would be very hard to find a "Gatsby" that could equal Robert Redford, but I think that Leonardo DiCaprio will be fantastic in the role! Good choice!
    And I never liked Mia Farrow as Daisy. Sorry…and I tried to like her in the role, too. Her Daisy was just too irrirtating and painful to watch. I can't see that woman as someone that any man would fall in love with at all, let alone obsess over at the level Gatsby obsessed over Diasy. She was like nails on a chalkboard.
    Carey Mulligan is an inspired choice. I like her.

  19. 19

    Re: shelbz115

    Who? Paris Hilton? :)

  20. 20

    I just dont see DiCaprio on that role. He's no Redford.

  21. 21

    all i can say is that i hope she's better than Mia…

  22. 22

    she would suit jordan better