Blake Lively, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson Rumored for 'Great Gatsby'


Blake Lively, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson Rumored for 'Great Gatsby'


The three actresses, along with Keira Knightley and Abbie Cornish, are added to the shortlist of female lead which already includes Amanda Seyfried and Natalie Portman.

"Moulin Rouge!" helmer Baz Luhrmann is eying great talents for "The Great Gatsby", his movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of the same title. After reportedly considering Rebecca Hall for the part of Daisy Buchanan, the Aussie filmmaker is reportedly expanding his search that it now includes Blake Lively, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley and Abbie Cornish.

According to Deadline Hollywood, these names are added to the shortlist and joining Hall, Amanda Seyfried and Natalie Portman. As for Hall, she reportedly has read for the female lead role when Luhrmann did a workshop of the screenplay he wrote with Craig Pearce.

"The Great Gatsby", set up at Sony Pictures Entertainment, is said as a possible vehicle for Luhrmann though he has not officially signed up for the directing duty. He and Sony want Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire to star in the film, with the former reading Jay Gatsby and the latter reading Nick Carraway.

The novel itself is a critique of the American Dream pictured in Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace. The story also follows the love life of Gatsby and Daisy. Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan while Gatsby serves overseas and he is determined to get her back after the war ends.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' and Release Date Officially Announced
  2. 'Avatar' Sequels Release Dates Unveiled
  3. George and Amal Clooney Reportedly to Spend Over $1 M on a Royal-Like Delivery Experience
  4. 'Dancing with the Stars' Features Shocking Elimination on 'Boy Bands and Girl Groups' Night
  5. Aaron Hernandez's Male Prison Lover Is Allegedly Revealed, Lawyer Denies Gay Rumor
  6. Kim Kardashian Hits Back at Haters Over Her Unretouched Bikini Photos
  7. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Flaunt Beach Bodies in Skimpy Bikinis During Mexican Trip
  8. Scott Disick Hangs Out With Khloe Kardashian Look-Alike in the Beverly Hills Hotel
  9. 'Deadpool 2' and 'New Mutants' Get Release Dates
  10. 'Delusional' Drake Is Still Not Over Rihanna, but She Won't Give Him Another Chance

CELEBS PHOTO