Earlier this month, there was a hot rumor that Amanda Seyfried, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tobey Maguire would be starring in a Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby.Then Deadline reported that nothing was as it seemed: Luhrmann hadn’t decided yet if he was going to make Gatsby, DiCaprio hadn’t decided if he wanted to play the title role, and Seyfried had not been targeted for the role of Daisy Buchanan.
But now, slowly and not so surely, the project seems to be moving out of limbo. Luhrmann still hasn’t decided whether he’ll make the movie, but he did recently visit Sony Pictures in New York, where Deadline reports that he “workshopped the adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel that he wrote with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce. I’m told that Leonardo DiCaprio read the role of Gatsby, Tobey Maguire read Nick Carraway, and that The Town star Rebecca Hall read the role of Daisy.”
Baz Luhrmann Workshops ‘The Great Gatsby’ In New York [Deadline]