Baz Luhrmann is Looking for His Daisy Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby" 


Baz Luhrmann may turn to F. Scott Fitzgerald for his follow-up to the under-performing "Australia." Deadline is reporting that the director will commit to working on Sony's "The Great Gatsby" if he finds his right Daisy Buchanan. Based on the Fitzgerald novel, Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce.

Some of the actresses being talked about for the role are Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams and Scarlett Johansson. "The Town's" Rebecca Hall is also in the running and she has read with Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway.

DiCaprio and Maguire in a film together? Luhrmann directing? A very meaty part? It certainly is an actress' dream!

Mia Farrow played the part in the 1974 Jack Clayton version where Robert Redford played Jay Gatsby and Sam Waterston starred as Nick Carraway. But before you guys get excited, it's still not sure if DiCaprio and Maguire will be starring in the film. Darn.

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