The Great Gatsby Cast So Far: Edgerton Joins DiCaprio, Maguire, Mulligan, Fisher

by Sophia Savage
April 20, 2011 7:05 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood

UPDATE 5/18: Australian actor Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) will play Tom Buchanan.

Ben Affleck is out, Isla Fisher is (almost) in. Baz Luhrmann's 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby will look something like this: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan are a lock (as Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan -- just as Lurhmann has wanted it since October 2010).

Affleck has finally committed to his next directing gig, Argo, about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis in the Middle East, so the actor won't be donning '20s tweeds as Tom Buchanan. Fisher is in negotiations to play Myrtle, Buchanan's married lover. The Warner Bros. production will kick off in Sydney, Australia this August. Anne Thompson argues against 3-D, while both DiCaprio and Mulligan lead our casting polls. So who do you want to see as Buchanan?

[Photos: DiCaprio - Esquire]

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  • Spud | April 21, 2011 8:43 AMReply

    Bradley Cooper has expressed a keen interest in the role of Tom and he would be good. It is a great role and Bruce Dern`s portrayal was the highlight of the 1974 version IMHO. Likewise the role of Jordan is very juicy. Both roles could garner supporting actor/actress nominations if done well.

  • Kathy | April 20, 2011 7:34 AMReply

    MATTHEW MACFADYEN!!!!

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