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Scherfig: Watch out for Mulligan!

Carey Mulligan's forthcoming role in The Great Gatsby is one to look out for, said director Lone Scherfig.

It was Lone who made the master move of casting Carey in An Education, and even the Danish filmmaker is excited to see how her former leading actress will perform as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of the classic novel by F Scott Fitzgerald.

"She's very psychologically skilled and I think her interpretation of Daisy Buchanan is something to look forward to," she said.

"She's going to be playing an American now so it will be interesting to see how that is going to end up. I really think she can do it. And she's with Leonardo DiCaprio, who's also one of the top five actors in the world. It's exciting," she added.

Lone, who directed One Day starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, said she is proud of Carey's achievements to date - and is thrilled to witness her future work.

"I feel curious because I really admire her work and the choices that she makes so I think it will be interesting how she's going to handle all this attention and trust that she got for very good reasons," she said.

Following her three Oscar nods for An Education, the director revealed work is piling in.

"I get more and better scripts submitted. and that's what every director wants. It's not so much about the respect, it's about the scripts," she said.

:: One Day is in cinemas now.

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