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Carey Mulligan to Play Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby

It's Official: Carey Mulligan Will Play Daisy in The Great Gatsby

Good news for those of you who didn't like the idea of Rebecca Hall as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: director Baz Luhrmann has chosen Carey Mulligan for the role. Apparently Mulligan burst into tears on the red carpet when she heard the news — could she be any cuter?

For those of you who aren't familiar with the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, Daisy is an outgoing yet shallow young woman who finds herself caught between her "old money" husband, Tom, and her "new money" paramour, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby's infatuation with and love for Daisy prove to be the crux of the story (along with the age-old questions related to relationships and social standing).

I know many of you were hoping to see Amanda Seyfried land the part, but how do you feel about Mulligan? If Luhrmann locks in Leonardo DiCaprio (as planned) as Gatsby, this is one big-screen romance I can't wait to see — especially since we know Mulligan can hold her own opposite an older love interest.

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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I have a fatty girl crush on Carey Mulligan, she's amazing! I'm pleased with this decision. Ideally, Gatsby should be a bit younger than Leo, but he's also such an amazing actor that I don't mind him playing Gatsby at all. Can't wait for this movie to come out :)
MeiGaku MeiGaku 6 years
mulligan seems like a great choice but isn't she a little young for a leo gatsby? i thin williams might've been the better choice (since she's done the wild child thing before and still has that ethereal classiness). oh well, i'm just glad it's not seyfried... i just don't like her much
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i'm actually really happy that it's her and not scarjo or blake. they wouldn't do the role justice and i think that carey will!
zeze zeze 6 years
I saw the Toby Stephens version and didn't like it at all. I am not sure if the movie was bad or if I just hate the characters period, I can't remember liking any of them in the book either. But if anyone can make Gatsby and Daisy less annoying, then Leo and Carrie can. (although I admit I would have loved Keira Knightly or Amanda Seyfried more). And Toby Maguire as anyone in any movie bugs me, so him as Nick Carraway sounds annoying.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
oh i love this. carey mulligan is on fire lately! she looks the part and we know she can act. opposite leo?? amazing potential. i hope baz has leo tighten up a bit. he's still good looking, but robert redford was straight up HOT as jay gatsby. leo's gotten a bit plush with age!
lekatvt lekatvt 6 years
I Love the original with Robert Redford but after hearing leo might get Gatsby, I can definately see him playing it. I could be made a fan of the new version.
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