Director Baz Luhrmann has confirmed to Deadline that Carey Mulligan will indeed take the role of Daisy in his upcoming film, The Great Gatsby. Seems like all the speculation came true. Up until now Mulligan was all but confirmed. It’s nice to see confirmation though. Mulligan is a very talented actress and I was really hoping she’d snag this role.
Luhrmann told Deadline the following:
“Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world’s most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, 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.”
So while Daisy has been cast, this doesn’t exactly mean the film will go into production right away. As some sites have pointed out, DiCaprio may have some scheduling conflicts with his Hoover biopic, which may push production on The Great Gatsby into a mid 2011 start.
Nevertheless, with DiCaprio and Mulligan taking the leads, and Luhrmann behind the camera, this is one film that you can not miss.