Jason Clarke joins 'Great Gatsby'
By Adnan Tezer Jun 15, 2011, 19:32 GMT
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Jason Clarke has joined the cast of Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" for Warner Bros.
According to Variety, production is set to begin at the end of July in Australia.
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, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan. Isla Fisher will play Myrtle, a married woman having an affair with Tom Buchanan.
Clarke will play George B. Wilson, the husband of Myrtle.
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).
Clarke was on the TV shows "The Chicago Code" and "Brotherhood."