Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Affleck 'in talks' for Great Gatsby

Ben Affleck is reportedly in talks to star in The Great Gatsby

Ben Affleck is apparently in talks to star in Baz Luhrmann's film version of The Great Gatsby.

The actor is considering the role of Tom Buchanan in the big screen adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, Deadline reports.

Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are all said to have signed up to work with Baz on the period drama.

Last month the Moulin Rouge director revealed his Great Gatsby adaptation was on hold until he could decide how he would bring the story to cinemas.

He told New York magazine he was yet to make any final decisions about the project, adding: "I've been studying Fitzgerald now for three years, and my only act now is to absorb the DNA of his world, his life, the world of the novel."

Meanwhile, Ben has a busy schedule ahead - after starring in and directing The Town he is set to direct the hostage film Argo.

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