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The Great Gatsby Movie Full Casting List

Casting Update: Who's in For The Great Gatsby Movie

Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been slowly coming together for months now, and a major piece has just been added to the puzzle: Joel Edgerton will play Tom Buchanan. The Aussie actor joins some of Hollywood's finest, but the rumors and recast news have been a bit difficult to keep track of. That's why I've compiled the current cast right here so you can see who's who in the upcoming film.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire who throws lavish parties at his home in the West Egg neighborhood on Long Island.
  • Carey Mulligan will play Daisy Buchanan, an attractive but spoiled young woman who lives in the East Egg with her husband, Tom, and has an affair with Gatsby, whom she was in love with before getting married.
  • Tobey Maguire will play Nick Carraway (who narrates the novel), Daisy's cousin who comes to New York after fighting in World War I and is pulled into the world of Gatsby's parties for the rich and their drama.
  • Isla Fisher will play Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanan's mistress.
  • Joel Edgerton will play Tom Buchanan, Daisy's husband and millionaire who is a former football player. (The role was originally attached to Ben Affleck.)
  • Newcomer Elizabeth Debicki will play Jordan Baker, a pro golfer and friend of Daisy's who takes a liking to Nick when he comes to town.
  • Jason Clarke, who most recently appeared on the now-defunct TV series The Chicago Code, will play George Wilson, Myrtle's husband.

If you're a fan of the novel, weigh in — how do you feel about the way the cast is shaping up?

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Jennlevy Jennlevy 5 years
How do I feel? I feel like you forgot to mention Amitabh Bachchan, one of the greatest film actors in the world, who is playing Meyer Wolfsheim. It's a small role, but he will kill. I guarantee it.
caleba caleba 5 years
i thought paul rudd in 2000 was much better as nick. toby...i dont know but ill have to see. Leo, i would not have imagined, but i am very glad for it. he has the charisma and mystery for it. and carey as daisy is just pathetic she looks like shes about to fall asleep in every photo
milehi-reader milehi-reader 5 years
Think Leo will do justice to Gatsby. Don't agree at all with Daisy and Ned. Carey Mulligan is all wrong for Daisy, she dosen't have the necessary flighty, floaty qualities needed to play Daisy. Her look is sooo wrong!! Still excited about a new look at this American classic!!
leslie234 leslie234 5 years
We were asked in english class today who we would cast and already knowing about the new movie, I of coarse cast Leo as Gatsby, I agree that he was born for that role, and I agree with toby mcguire, although I would much rather see joseph gordan levitt for that part, I dont really see cary mulligan as daisy, but I think she will do a great job, but I do not really agree on the rest of the cast.
madsofsin madsofsin 5 years
i'm quite happy with this cast. i think carey's face is too round though, daisy is supposed to be really petite, so i dont know how i feel about this...? hopefully leo will live up to the expectations of such a role. he is so sexy, not gonna lie. but i always thought gatsby was interesting, not a sex symbol. correct me if im wrong guys. jordan tom and myrtle well cast though. let's hope for the best with this one xxx
caprii caprii 5 years
good casting but i would of preferred Ben still :)
zach-summerall zach-summerall 6 years
iam greatly excited i have recieved phone call for auditiong for great gatsby :) zach summerall
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 6 years
I am so excited!
jusdefruit jusdefruit 6 years
I don't know how you can say that Joel Edgerton is unknown. He's been in heaps of stuff, and an amazing actor. Probably the australian equivalent of Leonardo. Really excited to see him cast in this movie. Also great to see another Australian, Isla Fisher; but i agree, I imagine her more as Jordan than Myrtle. I'm feeling really good about this adaptation of the Great Gatsby
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I agree that Leo was born to play Gatsby. I have no doubts about that. I actually think Tobey is a pretty decent choice for Nick Carraway, although was really hoping to see Joseph Gordon Levitt in that role. All in all, I am damn excited about this!
gatsby-esque gatsby-esque 6 years
I'm glad Ben Affleck is not in it. Although I don't really like Tobey Maguire, I think he will fit the role of Nick Carraway (brilliantly played in the 1974 film by Law & Order's Sam Waterston). Not sure about this Elizabeth Denecki...she looks about 12 in that picture...and I too would have preferred Abbie Cornish for the role of Jordan. Let's hope Baz Luhrman doesn't make a tit of this amazing piece of literature.
LauraJamesJewelry LauraJamesJewelry 6 years
...Also could've seen Gwyneth in there somewhere.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
@Louie I agree...Tobey Maguire I'm a bit iffy about.
Louie Louie 6 years
I'm so glad Ben Affleck isn't going to be in the movie. Joel Edgerton will be great, as will Isla and Carey. Not sure about Tobey Maguire though.
ChelMarie ChelMarie 6 years
Leo, Carey, and Tobey are perfect for their roles. Not so sure about Jordan and Tom. I hope they prove me wrong, but I think I would've preferred "known" actors. I was really looking forward to seeing Ben Affleck as Tom and I wanted Abbie Cornish for Jordan. Isla will be wonderful as Myrtle.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 6 years
I'm pretty happy about this cast, but I would have loved Ben Affleck as Tom and Isla as Jordan instead of Myrtle.
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