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Baz Luhrmann reading actors for Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann reading actors for Gatsby

Firstly, thanks for all the kind notes – looking forward to my appointment as Moviehole’s assistant editor. Big chances for the site – Clint’s still the boss man, but he’s venturing into other areas too next year (big U.S presence next year, from January) – but exciting times.

Deadline has confirmed rumours that Tobey Maguire, Leonardo Di Caprio and Amanda Seyfried are up for roles in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” (The Robert Redford film, though Okay, missed the mark in some respects). Baz – who wrote the screenplay with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce – has read Leo, Tobey and Rebecca Hall, from “Vicki Christina Barcelona” and “The Town”. Seyfried and Natalie Portman are also on the ‘Daisy’ list.

Previously…

“The Great Gatsby” is headed back to cinema screens – and no, not with Vincent Chase as the headliner.

Production Weekly says Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Amanda Seyfried are being touted for roles in the latest film adaptation of the classic F.Scott Fitzgerald yarn.

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

DiCaprio would be Jay Gatsby, Maguire would be Nick Carraway, and Amanda Seyfried (right) would be [a wonderful] Daisy Buchanan.

Last we heard Baz Luhrmann (who is currently putting together a “Strictly Ballroom” stage musical) was attached to direct. Assume that’s still the case?

“Gatsby” has already been made into a film five times, most recently in 2007 with Kang Kyeong-joon, Park Ye-jin and MC Mong headlining a Korean version. The most noteworthy adaptation of the book is the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.

Some might say the second season of “Californication” is loosely based on “Gatsby”, with Lew Ashby, Janie Jones and Hank Moody playing the modern incarnations of Gatsby, Carraway and Buchanan.

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Alicia Malone is a Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around movie geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age, spending many a heady Friday night pajama-clad at the video store, picking out her 7 films for 7 days for $7. Bargain! While at school she created a Film Club, electing herself President. Eventually the School Principal asked her not to get up in assembly to talk about movies anymore.

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