Joel Edgerton gets Tom Buchanan for 'Gatsby'
By Adnan Tezer May 20, 2011, 19:05 GMT
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Joel Edgerton is in final talks for the role of Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" for Warner Bros.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Affleck was close to nailing down the part but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts with his next directing project, the Warner Bros. political thriller "Argo."
Edgerton and Luke Evans ended up being the finalists for the role.
Based on the literary classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the book is set in the rich society of 1920s Long Island, N.Y. and focuses on eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby. Nick Carraway narrates the novel. Daisy Buchanan is Gatsby's long lost love, who is married to a rich man named Tom Buchanan.
The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan. Isla Fisher will play Myrtle, a married woman having an affair with Tom Buchanan.
Production begins at the end of July in Australia.
Luhrmann and Craig Pearce wrote the adaptation.
Luhrmann is also producing along with Lucy Fisher, Catherine Martin and Douglas Wick.
The novel has been made into a film three previous times (1926, 1949, 1974).
Edgerton will be seen in "Warrior" opposite Tom Hardy and stars in Universal's upcoming remake of "The Thing."