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Director Baz Luhrmann Wants to Adapt The Great Gatsby

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Director Baz Luhrmann Wants to Adapt The Great Gatsby

Australian director Baz Luhrmann has been trying to shop around the idea of adapting the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel ‘The Great Gatsby,’ Cinemablend.com is reporting. Real life friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are rumored to star in the adaptation, with Amanda Seyfriend and Rebecca Hall in the running as well.

While Luhrmann has confirmed that he’s writing the script, he hasn’t confirmed any other details of the project, including who would be starring in it. He also said that he’s not even sure what his next project is going to be yet, so the adaptation isn’t on the fast-track right now.

But rumors are also circulating that Luhrmann is currently in New York to shop the script to partner Craig Pearce and bring in actors to read for some of the parts. DiCaprio is suspected of reading for the title role, with Maguire reading for Carraway and Hall auditioning for Daisy. But Luhrmann is rumored to shop his all scripts around to several actors before making official casting choices, so if the adaptation is made, there’s no guarantee DiCaprio, Maguire or Hall would be involved.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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