Sorry Bradley Cooper, it looks like your dreams aren’t limitless. Deadline is reporting that Ben Affleck is now “in talks” to join Baz Luhrmann‘s 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby as Daisy’s husband, Tom Buchanan. He would be joining the cast that includes Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tobey Maguire.
Ben Affleck, aside from directing the acclaimed Gone Baby Gone and The Town, has had an upswing with roles as of late. He starred in his crime drama, but also has Terrence Malick‘s untitled drama (also known as The Burial) wrapped.
He is also looking to direct the 1979 Iran hostage crisis film Argo, but he may be able to fit Gatsby in earlier. The 17-week long production is expected to begin in August. If you aren’t familiar with the 1920 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, you can check out a synopsis below.
The story of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby as told by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who lives on Long Island but works in Manhattan. Gatsby’s enormous mansion is adjacent to Carraway’s modest home, and Carraway becomes curious about his neighbor after being invited to one of his famous parties.
Warner Bros. will distribute The Great Gatsby 3D in 2012.
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