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!
"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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