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