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Blake Lively & Leonardo DiCaprio: Great Gatsby Dinner Date!

Blake Lively & Leonardo DiCaprio: Great Gatsby Dinner Date!

Looks like Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio may be teaming up for the movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby!

The two actors shared dinner with director Baz Luhrmann and his crew at NYC’s The Lion on Tuesday (November 2), according to reports.

Baz is set to bring F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic book to the big screen with Leo reportedly playing the lead as Jay Gatsby.

Though Amanda Seyfried was rumored to be given the role of Daisy Buchanan, Blake is “being strongly considered,” reports Us Weekly.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Blake Lively as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby?

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  • Dan

    The Great Gatsby… I CAN’T WAIT.

    The novel is so awesome and Leonardo DiCaprio is just as awesome!

  • [I n F a m o u s l y C o o L]

    …meester who?!? ahahahahahaha …blake owns.

  • http://boots boots

    too young, be better with someone closer to Leo’s age

  • eileener

    I think Us Weekly relies on publicists for a lot of their stories, and this one looks like it came from Blake’s. ;) Nikki Finke / Deadline Hollywood already said Blake is in the running, but I wouldn’t put her ahead of anyone else. She looks the part, but if a bigger name movie actress wants the part, she probably doesn’t stand a chance.

  • jackbradleyjennings

    she is no daisy. she uses her boobs to act. not good news AT ALL

  • lol

    Blake= fake boobs, fake hair, fake nose, bad acting

  • Kirsten

    I love the book. Hopefully the movie will be just as great.

  • leo fan

    terrible photo. Leo looks like a bulldog and Blake looks at least 35

  • Gehenna27

    I would prefer Amanda as Daisy. Blake would make a good Jordan i my opinion

  • hey

    lol great that Leo and Baz are getting this Gatsby project moving!! It’s not for certain that Blake got the part but she sure seems like a strong contender!!

  • whatttt

    That is a horrible picture of Leo…. his face looks old and bloated..

  • Jay

    She’s the worst actress ever!
    Please, don’t!

  • hey

    @Kirsten: y
    yes i hope the movie is really good. They have alot of pressure on their hands but i’m sure Baz and leo will do a great job!!

  • noooo

    leo is oldddddddddd

  • Wanda

    I don’t think Blake should be Daisy!

  • ewww

    Blake looks wayyyyy older than 23.. wth??

  • Hi

    Blake is grabbing at straws…she was terrible in the Town and is horrible on Gossip Girl…she prob had to screw Harvey Weinstein to get that meeting…ugh. Hopefully Natalie Portman will get the part

  • Jills#1

    horrible pic of leo. He looks like he is pushing 50 and has a horrible squinting problem. His girlfriend Bar Refaeli is way too hot for him. Leo got lucky lol.

  • Natalie

    Why does Blake look like a 40 year old woman in that picture?! Anyway, I don’t think she’s that great of an actress to play such a role. Stick to Gossip Girl, please!

  • excited

    I’m very excited for this movie. I like all of Baz Lurmann’s movies so i think he will do a great job on this.

  • JC

    She’s hot but I don’t know if she’s right for this. They need a more acclaimed actress who won’t be blown off the screen trying to act opposite DiCaprio.

  • Sian

    Leo will do an awesome job on this movie!! He is the best actor of his generation!

  • Jessica

    No, please, no Blake Cheater Lively. that ho.

  • Leo fan

    What an exciting movie project. I wish all the luck to Blake for getting the part!

  • brooke

    The Great Gatsby is my favorite book! I cannot wait for the new version. Blake is the perfect choice for Daisy – I hope she gets it over Amanda! Leo would suck a Gatsby though! I’m disappointed in that pick. There’s no way he can outdo Redford’s Gatsby. =/

  • Sian


    it’s not for certain that Blake is casted. I think in the end she will not get the part. Baz is just workshopping different actresses with Leo at the moment.

  • Lindley

    Leighton Meester is the best actress on Gossip Girl. I’m not saying Blake isn’t good, but Leighton there’s something about her. Anyway, Blake would be good for this part!

  • forgotten

    uh, what, you decided to remove the fact the Great Gatsby has ALREADY been made into a movie, starring two huge names, Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, in 1974?

    Forget Blake Lively, she can be ok, I think Di Caprio is one horrid choice for that role. He certainly can’t fill Robert Redford’s shoes, that’s for sure. This is at best a remake of a movie, not certainly “bringing the book to the big screen”. That has been done (and in a great way) already.

  • mari

    seems like the insider saying she’s strongly considered is her publicists pushing for her. seriously?when will hollywood stop pushing her down our throats? she can’t act for shit and when she does it’s a full on caricature (the town)

  • leo fan

    @forgotten: leo can play absolutely any role and make it believable. he is a fantastic actor and I know I said he looks like a bulldog (which is true) but he’s the type of actor that doesn’t have to worry about his looks because he’s just that awesome. He’s no brad pitt. Brad Pitt has to have major overhauls on his face or the whole celeb/gossip/movie world shuns him… all looks no talent.

  • eileener


    I don’t have a strong opinion on her as an actress, but the article itself smacks of publicist speak — her publicist. “Strong contender” and all the rest makes it fairly obvious. She is pretty though, and would look great in the period clothes.

  • N

    She will fail as a decent Daisy.

  • Angie

    @N: i agree, i don’t see her as daisy at all.

  • mari


    she would honestly suck in period clothes. her only appeal is her body and hair. and imagine the hair and make-up, it needs a natural beauty with a stunning and soft face. Blake is too harsh looking in the face and too dependent on her hair to look good.

  • slr0328

    Blake is attractive but I do not see the depth of talent to pull off the leading role for a movie like Gatsby.She should stick to TV.

  • lolo

    No. Anyone but Blake Lively to play Daisy. She’ll butcher it.

  • CanadaGirl

    Blake – no, no, no. Natalie Portman – YES, YES, YES.

  • CanadaGirl

    What did we do to become so fortunate? THREE Leo posts in two days.
    *CanadaGirl bows to JJ* Thank you.

  • Erin

    blake should play jordan!

  • polkat

    she looks old in this pic

  • CanadaGirl

    Daisy is small, delicate and refined. Blake, although beautiful, is too many things that are wrong for this project: modern, young, tall, broad, etc.
    (I’m tall so don’t think I’m a tall hater)

  • SMH…

    @CanadaGirl – Natalie Portman is getting tons of Oscar buzz for “The Swan,” (which I can’t wait to see) and certainly has the acting chops to hold her own opposite Leo. Of the names that have been bandied about thus far, she’s the best choice, I agree.

  • CanadaGirl

    Agreed. The more I think about, the better the fit seems. I didn’t think there was anyone credible or worthy of the role around 30-ish, but I forgot about Natalie. I can’t remember who recommended her name in past threads, but you were spot on.

  • Botox Melbourne

    I am looking forward the partnership they have. good luck blake

  • eileener

    I love Natalie Portman, but I think she might make a better Jordan. Or maybe I’m just too stuck on the Mia Farrow look for Daisy. ;) How about Rachel McAdams for Daisy? Another actress I’d love to see Leo work with.

  • CanadaGirl

    I like that combo too, @eileener: . Rachel is good too. I’m not sure if she can play ‘vapid’ well though. Love Rachel – she’s from London, Ontario.

  • Jasmine

    I can’t stand Amanda Seyfried so anyone is better than her.

  • BWaldorf

    GOD NO. I don’t usually mind Blake but she needs to grow as an actress before being handed heavy parts like this. She means well and I’m sure in the future she might be okay, but right now she clearly can’t handle anything outside of the Serena Van der Woodsen range. (The Town, anyone?)

    There are plenty of other talented actresses in Hollywood that don’t receive as much media attention as her, but more critical acclaim (Rachel McAdams, Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman.)
    -Amanda Seyfried shoudl play Daisy. She has the acting chops to pull it off and most people seem to like her. Also she fits the character description more than Blake.

  • Diane

    I think Blake will do good as Daisy. She has the look for it. I think she’s a better choice than some of the other names people are listing.

  • CanadaGirl

    Actually, @eileener:, what do you think about Rachel as Jordan and Natalie as Daisy? I like that role assignment much better. I don’t like the idea of NP being reduced to a smaller role, and I think that she can handle the multifaceted characterization needed to portray Daisy.