Movie News

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.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
@http://www.twitter.com/aliciamalone

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.

More in Movie News

borderlands

Video game Borderlands gets silver screen treatment

AshAug 29, 2015
stevenpasquale

Rescue Me alum in Doubt

ClintAug 29, 2015
franensteincode

Fox’s Frankenstein Code undergoes a name change!

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
armiehammer

Armie Hammer coupled with Amy Adams for Nocturnal Animals

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
OH HEAVENLY DOG, from left: Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Benji the dog, 1980, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Chevy Chase & Benji classic being remade

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
bryce-dallas-howard

Howard strikes Gold with McConaughey, Ramirez

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
NOYCE

Noyce directing Ambulance remake

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
suicide_squad_wrap

Suicide Squad wraps production with cast & crew pic

AshAug 29, 2015
Cast member Steve Carell poses during a photocall for the film "Foxcatcher" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2014.        REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

Steve Carell joins Woody Allen ensemble project

AshAug 29, 2015