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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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  • http://israel Lisa rose

    @Ros@: Bar is Not in Israel!!! they filmed the show few days before she went to Paris.
    but ofcourse you wouldnt belive me anyway, cus you just dont want to belive that Leo is with Bar RIGHT NOW…..

  • …… all the ibiza pics, leo looks suuuuper cute….love his hair, hes so happy and smiley to probly cause hes unaware of the paps thankfully!

  • …… all the ibiza pics, leo looks suuuuper cute….love his hair, hes so happy and smiley to probly cause hes unaware of the paps thankfully!

  • viva

    speaking off vinny chase…..has anyone else noticed the similarites between the vinny chase character and leo? entourage is supposed to be based on mark walbergs life but it looks to me A LOT more like leos….they even had him’as a down on out movie star who retreated from fame after aquman huge succes, when onto do some other movei it bombed, then did a scorcese moive and is back on top again….all that adds upto titanic, the beach, gangs……..the similarities ar uncanning!!

  • taylor swift

    just saw a pic of leo and kanye west and he looks SUPER HOT, makes kanye look like an ogre……kanye has a new song out that mentions leo and barf! also saw joan rivers interview where she said what a great sense of humor leo has and one of the wiliams sisters is CONSTANTLY talking about how much she thinks leo is so hot, quite the popular boy is our leo!!

  • Ros@

    hey Lisa Rose i don´t have anything against you girl! i just saw the pics from that hebrew site and i thought they were new and she was in Israel again, that´s all… No hard fellings :)

  • lol

    @Ros@: Lisa Rose is not worth the time responding to – just like the other bar fans. She often forgets her meds that`s obvious! Just ignore her! I hope Leo had a lot of fun in Vegas. Redhead? That`s new? So far there were blondes and brunettes. He sure likes variety!

  • lol

    emilyboogie just saw leo dicaprio with some redhead. they looked like they were having a good time in l.v. my home town of all places.
    about 23 hours ago via web

  • the wedding planner

    Hollywod has really run out of idears. Sad. Like others said, Redford will be hard to beat. Why ?

  • Brooke

    ‘The Great Gatsby’ is my favorite book and I LOVED Robert Redford’s version of the movie!
    I personally don’t think Leo is a good choice though. :(

  • paris

    BORING. DiCaprio is getting worse looking every day. That role takes someone with a little more edge than dweeb.

  • Mr. Gagging on a Jolly Bar

    It’s nice to see the usual gang here sharing links. Hello to all the Leo-fans. After thinking about this a little during the day, I think that another GG would be nice. It’s a classic American novel that can be revisited with fresh eyes and new perspectives. I don’t think that redoing it would in any way take away from the original, it would only bring a modern understanding and appreciation of the work.

  • Typical

    Nice to see the loons stealing names again.

  • Strutting Leo

    Watch this..
    0:42 & 0:44 are great. 1:34 – typical Leo ;)

  • 1001ReasonsToDumpBarf

    Reason#20..Leo:”There is no way in helll your gonna be in this”Gatsby film..your not even allowed at red carpet”…(hangs up)

  • Ms Bar Jolie Gaga

    Must be sad for a lonely girl to wake up and realize she will always be a computer fan of Leo DiCaprio and never the girlfriend because to be his girlfriend you’d have to have had a Sports Illustrated cover and be a hot girl from Israel. Sad. Team Barleo!

  • Tinkerbell

    @Lisa rose: Lisa rose, dahhhhhhrlingggg…those pictures were identified at the source (the photographer/agency) as being from august.

    I worked for photo agencies in ny for 10 years. Part of my job was noticing things like that, getting dates and attributions right. The sun is another gossip rag that gets things wrong all the time. I used to work with the gossip rags too- they would tell me to send them things they could fake all the time for good money- like an eagle taking off with a baby in it’s claws, a baby with a wide forehead so they could airbrush a third eyeball in.

    I am not making this up either.

    So no, they are NOT in Ibiza, and I don’t know where Barfie is but she reiterate she was home. This could be Israel or ny as she does not live in la with Leo as has been lied about before.

    I believe Leo was in Vegas alone for the past couple of days blowing off steam and looking for hoes. There were too many credible witnesses, including two journalists in town for a convention.

    I don’t believe he went to cavalli, – why would he waste his time, and I believe they had lunch ONCE with vd and nc. They left by separate entrances as HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE SEEN WITH HER AS EVERYBODY HATES HER AND HE KNOWS.

    I believe she’s still on his call list but not in his five. Not really.
    I believe they boinked in Paris- not like they haven’t before. They also went to hakaan party and he danced with other women.he went to tag alone!

    I just still think she is a skank and justice will prevail.

    I do however believe the hotel sighting, and I believe they are still seeing each other, however I think its getting more tenuous than ever.

  • Mr. Gagging on a Jolly Bar

    It must be sad to be the only fan of Leo and Bar knowing that he’s eating strawberry muffin right now

  • lol

    @116: So it`s that what it takes to be his gf? Wearing nearly nothing on a trashy mag cover? Are you sure it`s a good thing? She got that cover like 3 years after they started dating so you are clearly not making any sense … as usual. Barleo? How old are you?

  • 11th Hour

    Let’s be real. What model wonderland did Leo go to when he had the chance. In NY during the Un conference it was the BRAZILIAN party. The guy has a one track mind and Bar is just a temporary stop on that line.
    Why would Leo go to a Cavalli party? So many of the “featured” models are taken and he can’t flirt with her there. Who else was there? Rachel Bilson – she’s about 4 feet shorter than he likes in a woman. Plus, there’d be press and Leo wants his flirtations on the DL.

  • 1001ReasonsToDumpBarf

    Leo: I like strawberry muffins not muffin-top.

  • Tinkerbell

    you can try to diss me all you want- to the educated and media savvy you sound very, very stupid. Did you read what they posted up there about Ibiza? It’s off season. People like Naomi Campbell don’t do off-season. Why would they go back? Picture was ided by the photog as AUGUST! who the f knows where she is, who th f cares?

    As for the above, that’s funny. Now he only dates Israelis? What? I tell you if Barfie is Israeli perfection then everyone is Israel is fcuking ug-ly. Because if that is the best you have, the stereotype is trireme Jewish girls are UGLY. certainly all of barfies friends are. Never mind what Barfie would look like without the nose job, implants, dye job, collagen and face lift. I. E. Nothing. I don’t believe Jewish people are ugly but if this is the best you you have then you have a problem.

    apparently all you have to do to be leo’s riend is show up when she is out of town anyway. Been posted everywhere Barfie do you know what a fool you seem like? You ate the laughingstock of the universe. Even ugly Betty got her man.

    I was lookiing at a Spanish newspaper today and all the small town beauty queens from the dr are better than barfola.

  • Tinkerbell

    I have a bf who waits on me hand and foot. What for I want Dicaprio for? I don’t want to be waiting around for anyone- I simply refuse to play that game anymore. If I want to talk to my man I just roll over.

    anyway I think Lisa rose=sparkly adi= paid barf liar.

    yeah she’s still in his life- thousands of miles away but still in his life. really, what is the difference between he and barf- she has to follow him around on the internet and he doesn’t take her calls either. I think on anybgiven day we know about as much as she does.

    “honey I’m in Vegas without you. Sure is fun. See ya when I see ya! Lotsa cute girls here. I’m here with keV and the bitches are like flies to honey! See ya soon! ”

    “yah I was hanging with usher last night. Those girls were um, his sisters. Charlize, Stacey, and jayde all say hello!” I’m sure he calls her once a week and updates her.

  • Tinkerbell

    Call me tinkershit again and I will use my frequent flier miles go to tel aviv and fcuk your Frankenstein face up.

    Oops, sorry, I didn’t realize someone already did that!

    Must suck to be the ugly girl doing dirty work for the almost (by Israeli standards only) pretty girl. Does she make you wash her panties put too?
    Pick up het dry cleaning? Bet she does.

  • lol

    @120: According to Page Six he showed up at the hotel where the party was held but he had no clue it was the after party for the Brazilian event. They even pointed out that he was underdressed. But either way we know he has a taste for Brazilian girls.
    I really don`t care which parties they went together. They do that a lot even after awards shows so him going to the Cavalli party or her going to the Tag Hauer party so what? Nothing unusual. He likes parties that`s obvious he just had one with a redhead. :) There was a sighting from Paris – another after party – where it was said Bar, Naomi and that Russian guy were sitting at a table while Leo was dancing. Romantic!

  • RKsgrl

    Well there goes another Leo thread.

    I said once before that I don’t know who is more delusional, the people who insist he never sees his part time gf, or the Bar fiends who insist it’s true love and marriage and babies are just around the corner.

    I’ve finally decided it’s the Bar fiends, just because they seem so desperate to idealise the relationship so they can live vicariously through her. Someone so average in every respect (even looks, by modeling standards) gives them hope that they too can snag a rich, powerful movie star (clearly how they view Leo) and get pregnant by him, which seems to be their ultimate goal for her. That’s the best they can hope for since her career isn’t going anywhere. Even the Leo connection can’t seem to help her get decent jobs anymore.

    The shallow, opportunistic fans she attracts are just another reason to hope he finds a woman of similar talent and success in her field when he want to settle down.

  • Tinkerbell

    Ok, they are still seeing each other! I believe it!

    But would he have gone to Paris without the tag event? Nah.

    Btw today I walked by Madame tussauds and guess who was featured in the front window! I had to stop and do a double take because while most of the wax figures are not that realistic nowadays, they had him in a nice suit posed like he usually does, and they got his squint and eyes right- one of his eyes might be slightly off center- just a degree out of 360- I’ve noticed it beforeand they got it. Peoples eyes generally are not identical but pretty close- most good portrait artists will tell you that. Also the face had a slight discoloration / bags / circles like he does sometimes- just enough of the flaws to be real.

    I thought for a second it might be him doing a joke for ten minutes- that would be like him, but it was definitely the doll.

    Everyone was going crazy- these teenage girls were saying they definitely wanted to go in once they saw him.

  • •1001ReasonsToDumpBARF•

    Reason#19Extended version…3am Leo’s exausted from flirting and clubbing..he just remembered hé told Barf he call her “back” 3 hours he turns on his phone and finds 10 messages from Barf ..he erases them without listenng ,but last one hears of her annoying voice..she shreiks in her Israeli accent”Where are You Im supposed to come L.A tommorow why didt you call me back” is your phone dead..well if it is ..”I left you a message on your house if you don’t get it then I can’t come till saturday(two days away)..let me know before I cancel my flight”..Leo paniclly erased her message on his phone sitting in fear…then he ran over to the answering machine staring at what seemed to be the his death sentence…Then noticed astonishly noticed There were NO messges..slyly he smiles ..with excitment and starts fist kids from Jersey shore..but stopped
    abruptly thinking what happened to the message?SOMEONE erased it,but WHO??hummm to be continued..

  • Rose

    Redford is the only Jay Gatsby…

  • Ms Bar Jolie Gaga

    It is so sad to see how low and how little people think of Leo on this thread. As if a guy that powerful, that successful and that smart would stoop so low as to be in a relationship of convenience that he hides from the press. Is he not like one of the most famous actors in the world? Leo can do what he wants. And what he chose to do is to profess his love to Bar Rafaeli. Like Gwyneth and Chris, and many other couples, they know the pitfalls of walking the red carpet together and all that. Brad and Angelina waited a long time before showing up together at events in fear of what the awful paps and rumor mill would do to them. Same with Gwyneth and Chris: she swears not to walk the red carpet with her husband for fear of this. Beyonce and Jay-Z NEVER acknowledge fully their MARRIAGE and hardly talk about each other for fear of this. It is wise. Leo cares enough about this relationship to keep it private. He was used once for publicity by a manly tranny who wanted to get into the movies (if you call that taxi cab movie with Queen Latifah a movie) and he knows what it is like to be used. Now he has found love from a real woman and NO ONE not even pathetic stalkers will ruin that for him. That is why he is such a powerful actor and so successful. He is smart. Team Barleo!

  • Sweet

    lol that Bar vs Victoria article on the that dress is hilarious. That happens alot to celebrities but i think Bar fills out that dress better than vIctoria though. Love that they mention “aka Leo Dicaprio’s girlfriend” in the article. I always like when Leo’s name is mentioned in stuff about Bar! Sounds weird lol but i know what i mean hehe.

  • hey

    Here’s a video about Leo and one of those entertainment hosts. I love how Leo remembers people… he just seems so friendly and down to earth.

  • hey
  • lol

    @131: Of course she is `aka Leo`s girlfriend`. That`s her official title and that`s her only claim to fame. It`s rather pathetic and sad than `lol` or `hehe`.

  • Jessica

    Leo as Jay Gatsby? yesssss. Leo rules.

  • @BarfPatrolls

    Thumbs down yourselves for admiring a dumb as* ignorant conceited bi*ch such as barf freaks all need help,constantly fantasizing about a future between Leo and Barf what a f*ncken joke.He ain’t marrying her, she’s a sextoy nothin more..he’s obviously has no interest in helping her snag any roles ..he’s knows she has the brains and talent of a corpse..but Leo fans are not surprised lol… and that’s saying it nicely..that idiot needs to stay in Israel and be the nobody she is…now go back to Bellazon and discuss that FREAKS!!

  • guest girl

    Self-talking again! But it’s getting boring! ‘They’ have nothing interesting to say! I wanna hear what’s their take on Leo’s redhead friend from Vegas!

  • RKsgrl

    He is smart. That’s why he hasn’t married her, or even moved her in.

    Gwyneth and Chris
    Beyonce and JayZ
    Brad and Angelina
    Leo and Bar

    Which one of these couples is not like the others? That’s all I need to say, really.

    This was a nice LEO thread, about a potential future project, not his personal life. Bar fiends invading posts like this only furthers the impression that she needs him to get attention and can’t stand on her own two feet.

  • @138

    Let’s not forget the stubby legs and double bubble chin. ;) yep a born super model..not!

  • Tinkerbell

    Ms bar lauded gaga -

    “I can’t heaaaaaarrr you.”

    Nah just dont buy it.

    Why do guys like Hugh grant get caught with street hookers?

    Not because they can get them or pay them, but because they go away later. Bar goes away later and she is right size for the overhead compartment.

    We just think it’s too bad that’s all

    Are you comparing bar to gwyneth Paltrow and beyonce?
    Now there’s my haha. Thanks!

  • Gatsby

    He sould definately play Gatsby!!! Tobey should be Nick. For Daisy if Bar Refaeli is a good actress she should be Daisy. I love when real life couples star in movies together!!

  • Tiana

    Ok Tobey should defiantely not be any where near this movie. That guy is a complete dork. He was a horrible Spiderman!

  • Nance

    I love how it’s Leo’s name that gets the title for this just jared story. Amanda and Tobey are not A list celebrities in my head.

  • huh?

    Lol @ Bar playing Daisy. Has she ever starred in a movie? They should get an actress with more experience. Bar is very gorgeous but she’s not in the acting business. Plus Leo would not want that seeing how they are extremely discreet about their relationship. Only couples who are obsessed with fame do that sort of thing.

  • Agree

    Tobey is a worthless actor. He is too wooden in my opinion. However he is not as bad as Orlando Bloom and Adran Grenier…. those are two of the worst actors in hollywood.

  • Mr. Gagging on a Jolly Bar

    Notice how Bar is compared to people with legitimate relationships. After 5 years those people are married or have kids. Does Bar?
    It’s 9:43. Do you know where Leo is? Nope. Just as I thought.
    The only baby I’ve been her with was a silicone doll and even it looked like it was struggling to get away. I’m sure if it were able to it would have said, “I’d rather never be a real child than have you as a mother.” *ouch*
    I’d like to point out that when we go for the jugular, we always have fresh comments and we don’t need to regurgitate the same old crap.

  • Monica

    Rachel McAdams is dating Michael Sheen i wish she would go back to Ryan Gosling. They were the most perfect couple. Sorry i know this does not have to do with Gatsby but i just finished reading about Rachel and Michael.

  • Genna

    Did you guys see the pics of Bar hugging Leo while he was excercizing? Those were so sweet. It’s posted on Yuku and Worldcrossing if anyone is interested! It was from their trip to Ibiza they made some time ago.

  • ewwww

    OK Leo looks very fat and bloated in this picture Jared posted of him. Damn i miss the young and hot Leo. He sure has let himself go. How he manages to still date supermodels is beyond me. For Gatsby they need someone more pretty and sophisticated looking. I think Jude Law would make a great Gatsby.

  • Tinkerbell

    “chose to profess his love for bar Refaeli?

    Double haha. When?

    Lets see

    Gwyneth and Chris, married for like 8/10 years, two kids

    Beyonce jay-z- married like two years.

    Brad-Angelina six kids and live together.

    Bar Leo- no ring, multiple breakups, no possibilty at all of marriage according to him, dont live together, don’t have kids , and he has never even said her name publicly.

    Oh and you think beyonce and gwyneth and Angelina get told to use separate exits and they do it???? Hahaha

    Jay z would be wearing his testes for earmuffs if he did this.

    Also IMHO jay-z and Chris married UP and brad married across.
    He left the Barfie type girl (maniston) for somebody cool. Six kids later they are going strong.

    Face it barfie is just third rate. Leo knows this and knows he can get do whatever he wants. He thinks he’s getting a bargain because she is easily manipulable. he knows very well what he is doing, but he keeps his eyes open.

    And the one who is really doing the using is bar.
    Gisele made even more dough than Leo. Like she really needs him for anything!

    Stop saying Barfie is a nice girl. She isn’t and her family sucks- viewed as white trash in Israel. Mom is piece of dried up white dog shit.