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Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Jay Gatsby?

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Jay Gatsby?

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be up for the lead in the big screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

The 35-year-old Inception star would play Jay Gatsby from the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about life during the roaring 20s, Production Weekly reports on its Twitter page.

Amanda Seyfried has reportedly been considered for the role of Daisy Buchanan, while Tobey Maguire would play Nick Carraway.

Australian director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) is deciding whether to work on the period piece or direct a different project.

“I’ve got the script for both of them and I’m making that decision in four to six weeks, no longer than six weeks,” he recently told MTV News.

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270 Responses to “Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Jay Gatsby?”

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  1. 51
    RKsgrl Says:

    @Love Leo:

    I don’t see Michael Pitt as Gatsby, but big props to him for his performance in Boardwalk Empire. Scorsese knows how to pick ‘em!

  2. 52
    Jessica the Fat Says:

    Some of you need glasses, he looks terrible these days, very OLD looking. I don’t want to see him playing in anything literary. He made a mess of Romeo & Juliet as it is. He’s overrated as an actor.

  3. 53
    sweetness Says:

    NO NO NO! ..No one can touch that Robert Redford/ Mia Farrow rendition of Gatsby!

  4. 54
    Mel Says:

    He IS Gatsby. This is the perfect role for him.

  5. 55
    tinkerbell Says:

    enough debate to be interesting- this is what they want to see, enough buzz to get it going.

    Redford has a terrible dye job ! That is sad. Great idea, sorry it just is.
    now about the gf–its really time for her to go, but well save that.

  6. 56
    Rich Says:

    The Great Gatsby is probably my favorite book and I think DiCaprio is the only actor that can pull off the character Jay Gatz/ Jay Gatsby. The character Daisy would be better portrayed by Rachel McAdams. James Franco would be a good Nick. Few originals need to be re done but this film re make would be incredible.

  7. 57
    Tinkerbell Says:

    @cathy: They already redid it with Jennifer love Hewitt- didn’t you get that? or was it Audrey herself she played- a bit of a stretch.

  8. 58
    Tinkerbell Says:

    Hey Jessica,

    You’re fat.
    Go away!

    Brace yourself for some barf inconsequential thing. She is in Israel, he is in vegas. Nice distance! Let’s keep it that way.

  9. 59
    Ash Says:

    oh no,amanda seyfried sucks.she’s ugly.

  10. 60
    ichi Says:

    I don’t like Amanda, I prefer Scarlet for that Role, and is very good news that Toby and Leo do something together, or even Portman is a grat choice.

  11. 61
    Ashlee Says:


  12. 62
    kbk Says:

    Nooooooooooooo not amanda!!!

  13. 63
    me me me Says:

    never much liked that book anyway. why do all the americans seem to adore it? ontopic, leo would be a great choice for gatsby, but amanda seyfried would make a horrible daisy. she lacks the sophistication. i would rather see someone like michele williams play her.

  14. 64
    Kaz Says:

    Leo you gorgeous and soo pretty face
    Leo is the best actar ever

  15. 65
    Sliga Says:

    Leonardo the best .and beautiful and pretty boy in the world .he my faves actor.

  16. 66
    Mellifera Says:

    Baz Luhrmann is looking at directing this? Good one Baz, why not just go sh!t all over F Scott’s grave now and be done with it

  17. 67
    The Blonde Says:

    I would have married Roger Ferris,that character was so different than the rest,I didt see Leo I saw someone else dark hair,dark eyes and Texas twang….<3

  18. 68
    Lisa Says:

    Why is he so fat???

  19. 69
    The Blonde Says:

    Happy Birthday Kate looks great hoped Leo remembered.

  20. 70
    Ms Bar Jolie Gaga Says:

    I am not a big fan of remakes but if it is Leo, he should do as he pleases. I say the lead female role should go to Scarlett Johannson or Bar Rafaeli with Bar as the #1 contender. Come on Leo, let’s do it! ;)

  21. 71
    @70 Says:



    Leo is a, but he is not stupid. His d… his driving him in almost everything but not as far work and acting are concerned. He would never share the screen with such a wannabe.


    Such a funny way to open the day.. Thanks for the best joke of the year.

  22. 72
    ;) Says:

    right, bar as the lead. she couldn`t score the lead in transformers 3 but of course she should get the female role in the great gatsby. seriously WHAT`S WRONG WITH YOU???

  23. 73
    dr brown Says:

    @Ms Bar Jolie Gaga: I would love to see Leo in The Great Gatsby but the idea of Bar Refaeli in any Hollywood film let alone on screen with Leo (it’s bad enough that he’s dating her) is ridiculous. Am hoping that the Wolf of Wall Street gets greenlit too. He would be great in that. Happy Birthday Kate!

  24. 74
    mailey Says:

    Whoas you cannot ever beat Redford as Gatsby and Farrow’s Daisy.

    Seyfried esp for Daisy is insulting.

  25. 75
    Ms Bar Jolie Gaga Says:

    Such childish behavior. Leo DiCaprio is one smart cookie. He is very powerful and does as he pleases. No bratty little pathetic stalker girls can EVER keep him away from the woman he loves BAR RAFAELI. If he wants to put her in his movie, it is his business. Then again, he won’t because that relationship is sacred to him and he wants to keep it away from you pathetic stalkers. Accept it: Leo is with BAR!

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