UPDATE 5/18: Australian actor Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) will play Tom Buchanan.
Ben Affleck is out, Isla Fisher is (almost) in. Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby will look something like this: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan are a lock (as Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan — just as Lurhmann has wanted it since October 2010).
Affleck has finally committed to his next directing gig, Argo, about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis in the Middle East, so the actor won’t be donning ’20s tweeds as Tom Buchanan. Fisher is in negotiations to play Myrtle, Buchanan’s married lover. The Warner Bros. production will kick off in Sydney, Australia this August. Anne Thompson argues against 3-D, while both DiCaprio and Mulligan lead our casting polls. So who do you want to see as Buchanan?
[Photos: DiCaprio – Esquire]