Over recent weeks, celebrity gossip sites and lit blogs have been buzzing about Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. With DiCaprio in the title role, who would Luhrmann choose to play the flighty, maniuplative Daisy Buchanan? Lunches with Blake Lively and workshops with Rebecca Hall had rumors swirling, but the director chose Carey Mulligan, who’d been something of a dark horse (although we already know she’s a favorite for literary adaptations).
Rumor has it that Mulligan burst into tears when she got the call.
What do you think of this casting? Can Luhrmann, Mulligan and DiCaprio make a go of this difficult-to-film literary work?