Great Gatsby movie to be made with Leonardo DiCaprio

Great Gatsby movie Leonardo DiCaprio

A new Great Gatsby movie is in the works with actor Leonardo DiCaprio getting ready to play Jay Gatsby. The famosl iterary novel has been made into a movie in the past, most notably in 19—with Robert Redford playing Gatsby. The new Gatsby movie will be directed by Australian director Baz Luhrman and will costar Tobey Maguir and Carey Mulligan. Luhrman has worked with DiCa[prio in the past before on another adaptioan of a literary classic, ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

Luhrman has been castinbg the movie for a while now and been workshopping many of the part with actors, most recently with Rebecaa Hall who is seen in Ben Afflec’s ‘The Town’. Other actresses being considered are a  who's-who of young female stars: Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson, and Natalie Portman.

Eventually, it was actress Carey Mulligan who won the part of Daisy Buschanan, who plays Gatsby’s love interest. Luhrman told the website Deadline: “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,”.

Production will begin shortly.


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