Ben Affleck could be joining The Great Gatsby

Baz Lurhmann still prepping behind the scenes

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Moulin Rouge director Baz Lurhmann is taking his time prepping his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby, but the film’s cast is coming along nicely.

With Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire already confirmed, the director’s now approached Ben Affleck for the novel adap.

Affleck is currently weighing up an offer to play Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy (Mulligan). Meanwhile, DiCaprio has bagged the titular Gatsby, and Maguire is narrator Nick Carraway.

If Affleck decides that he’d like to be part of the adap (and with a cast like that, who wouldn’t be tempted?) he’d have to find time in a busy schedule that's already taken up with his next directing gig Argo.

Based on the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran, Argo will be Affleck’s third turn as director after the well-received Gone Baby Gone and The Town.

Filming on Great Gatsby will kick off this August in Sydney, with Lurhmann reportedly shooting the film in 3D.

Great? Or awful? Think Affleck would make a fine addition to the cast, or should he stick to directing? Drop us a comment below...


    • shero

      Apr 8th 2011, 11:29

      Anyone who know Ben please let him know that it is a big mistake to make movies in Bulgaria .... because before 4 days I saw him in Sofia .. and I was surprised why he is here ... Bulgaria is killing the legends and the biggest names .. both Nu Image and Millennium Films make Nik Cage and Al Pacino and De Niro look like s**t ... They broke Van Damme and Steven Seagal and Wesley Snipes and Dolph Lundgren too .. .Stop making movies in this lame country called Bulgaria.. with those companies ... this is advice ... I know better than you because I live in this country and I have friends who work for those companies too .. If Ben was here to make movies .. this will be almost the end of his career and a big shame that will live with him forever .

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