found me a Daisy

If Baz Luhrmann decides to make his next film project the remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” he has found his Daisy Buchanan.

Deadline.com have reported that they have been contacted by Baz to let them know that he has chosen English actress Carey Mulligan for the part. Mulligan was nominated for an Oscar last year for her role in “An Education”. She has won the role over a host of actresses who were considered or tested for the part. Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams,Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson amongst them.

Leonardo DiCaprio, will play Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire is expected to play his friend, Nick Carraway. No word yet on who’ll play the other major parts.

Daisy was played by Mia Farrow in the 1974 film.

PHOTO CREDIT: Carey Mulligan photographed auditioning for the role of Daisy Buchanan. New York City, November 2, 2010. Photo: Baz Luhrmann. Copyright: Bazmark

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4 responses to “found me a Daisy

  1. same red lipstick a la Moulin Rouge – not right period………….oh dear disaster ahead 😦

  2. Bowen Ellames

    Leo as Gatsby, Spidey as Nick. And Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan née Fay. This looks promising. The Great Gatsby is one of my fav books; ‘…So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’ And I liked Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 adaptation; Farrow was immaculate.

  3. don’t get too excited – it is a Baz extravaganza. Mia Farrow and the previous film adaptation was misguided – IMOO. Daisy is an impossible character to pull off, as is Gatsby. Baz will ruin it – mark my words. I bet the over the top party sequence will look like a Sydney Mardi Gras circa 1990. I am dreading this movie and hope it all falls apart before a single roll of film is wasted.

  4. Gary Hillberg

    I’m afraid I agree with you. The Jack Clayton version had TWO great performances ( Bruce Dern and Karen Black) and a Daisy in Mia Farrow that almost worked, but was all but undone by the miscasting of Redford. What draws film makers to the unfilmable? And Baz? Why doesn’t he do a remake of UNDER THE VOLCANO or THE NAKED LUNCH? or something equally misguided and impossible…. stupid stupid stupid

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