Australian actor Joel Edgerton joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire as the newest addition to Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby.” Deadline reports that he will replace Ben Affleck in the role of Tom Buchanan, which Affleck dropped out of to directed “Argo.”
]]>Isla Fisher will fill the role of
Buchanon’s mistress, Myrtle — Love triangles galore! Maguire will be
playing Daisy’s cousin and story narrator, Nick Carraway.
says of the newest addition: “In casting Tom one had to find an actor
who could credibly be (as Fitzgerald describes him) ‘one of the most
powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven,’ had five-star
acting chops and in the big dramatic showdown scenes between Gatsby and
Tom, hold the screen against Leonardo DiCaprio, in the appropriate age
group. Any wonder, it has been a long and thorough journey.”
Entertainment Weekly has a first look at Edgerton in character.
previously held the small role of a young Uncle Owen in “Star Wars:
Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” amongst a bevy of smaller film
performances. He will star opposite Tom Hardy this September in
What do you think? Does Edgerton have what it takes to give Leo a run for his money?