by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 19th, 2011
Baz Luhrmann has taken his time to figure out what he wants to do with this Great Gatsby adaptation. He bought the rights to the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel in 2008. Luhrmann began to workshop the project with a number of A-listers late last year. He mulled long and hard over all of Hollywood’s prettiest starlets for the role of Daisy, and wondered if Daisy might look more fetching in 3D. Throughout the process, Lurhmann never officially decided The Great Gatsby is his next project, saying at the DGA Awards, “I gotta make a decision in three days’ time.”
A fortnight (and then some) has passed since that statement, and THR has the verdict. Luhrmann will film The Great Gatsby in 3D this August in his hometown Syndey Australia. Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby, and Carey Mulligan has been offered the role of Daisy Buchanan. Details after the break.