Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) is confirmed to be playing Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming new film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” reports Deadline.
Luhrmann broke the news to the actress late yesterday and has also provided a photo of Mulligan in full Daisy makeup taken during screen tests which were presented to Sony bosses earlier today.
Mulligan will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, while the role of Nick Carraway is not yet set though will probably go to Tobey Maguire. The actress won out over various big name actresses, in fact earlier this week Vulture indicated that Scarlett Johansson was the favourite in certain circles.
Luhrmann however admits the film may not be happening as fast as you might think: “There are a few elements that I feel need to be resolved before I would categorically state that this is my next film.”