Mulligan Cast In Gatsby Movie

Mulligan300On the foot of her rather drab performance in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Carey Mulligan has now been cast as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby…to be directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Interviewed by Deadline, Luhrmann remains adamant that he has made no firm decision on whether or not The Great Gatsby will be his next project despite casting Mulligan.

“There are a few elements that I feel need to be resolved before I would categorically state that this is my next film.”

On the issue of Mulligan he added: “Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan… I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her, ‘Hello, Daisy Buchanan.'”

Already cast are Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, the novel’s narrator.