Confirmed: Carey Mulligan to star in The Great Gatsby

On Monday we discussed the possibility of British belle Carey Mulligan starring as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming feature The Great Gatsby. We can now confirm this casting news as Luhrmann tells Deadline “Carey Mulligan is my Daisy Buchanan”.

The above picture was taken during rehearsals on November 2nd.

Mulligan apparently burst into tears after receiving the phone call from Luhrmann himself, who greeted her with “Hello, Daisy Buchanan.”

With Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed for the role of Jay Gatsby, Mulligan as Daisy and Tobey Maguire expected to be offered the role of Nick Carraway – the narrator of the story – there are still a few key holes in the cast to fill. Who will play Daisy’s husband Tom? Or Tom’s mistress Myrtle? Expect more casting news in the near future.

Discuss: Yay!

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