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 Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education, Never Let Me Go) has been on the shortlist for seemingly every young leading lady role in Hollywood, from Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady to the young Ripley in Ridley Scott‘s new Alien prequel. Now she’s set to play the ingenue of all ingenues, Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann‘s upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s masterpiece The Great Gatsby.

Luhrmann has told Deadline exclusively that “I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: ‘Hello, Daisy Buchanan.'” Leonardo DiCaprio will star as the enigmatic Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire is said to be playing Nick Carraway.

Daisy was played by Mia Farrow in the poorly received 1974 film co-starring Robert Redford as Gatsby and Law & Order‘s Sam Waterston as Nick.

by Kevin Wicks

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.