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

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 20, 2011 at 7:05AM

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

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Headliners, In Production, Remake, Books, Classics, Leonardo DiCaprio


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.