Carey Mulligan As Daisy In Great Gatsby Adaptation

Source: Deadline

Carey Mulligan (An Education) has been selected for the role of Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby. She will be starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio who will play Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire who will play Nick Carraway. Daisy was  a very coveted role with a bunch-load (yeah that’s right) of big name actress up for the part, and when Mulligan heard she won the part she apparently broke down into tears on the red carpet. Mulligan’s performance in An Education was outstanding (I mean, she did receive an Oscar nomination for it) so I’m pumped that she won this part, I’m sure she’ll do an amazing job with it. Here is what Luhrmann had to say regarding the decision to cast Mulligan:

“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.”