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