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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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  • Ashlee

    The role of Daisy requires a lot of subtle acting. I don’t see Blake being able to do that.

  • gatsby

    I think Blake and Leo will look cute together onscreen.

  • JC


    Look cute together on screen? I think they’re aiming for something a little better than a Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy with this one. You don’t get Leonardo DiCaprio to go out and make a cute, brainless date movie.

  • Diva 4eva

    hmm since Blake was meeting with the director and crew it looks like Blake has a big chance of getting the part.

  • Nikki

    As much as I enjoy both of these actors, nobody can outdo Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in the original version of this film. The film was elegant and beautiful and it’s one of my favorites.

    I love the Great Gatsby story and I sincerely hope that Luhrmann doesn’t butcher it like most of today’s Hollywood remakes end up getting butchered.

  • Sweettreat

    i love Blake!! I hope she gets it… I think she already did.

  • gatsby


    Blake rules deal with it. They will have a great on screen presence.

  • JC

    Okay. You’re 12. I get it now.

  • hahahaha

    Blake Lively?! now that’s a laugh. I guess ol Baz is gonna camp up The Great Gatsby.

  • um

    US WEEKLY is in no position to be talking about casting. Who the he ll do they think they are?

  • wtf

    Mia FArrow RUINED The Great Gatsby that why the remake is happening.

  • Jordan

    I like her but they need a better actress for this movie.

    Natalie Portman is better choice.

  • shelly

    Hell to the Naw ! What about Emily Blunt ?!

  • RKsgrl

    No to Lively, Amanda Seyfreid. Not thrilled with Scarlett Johanssen or Rebecca Hall, either. I like Michelle Williams, but not for this part. Natalie Portman is my choice of the actors mentioned for Daisy so far.

    Speaking of Leo movies, the Chicago Sun-Times had this background info on Devil in the White City. It looks like it already has a director and he’s raring to go. I wonder if Leo is really going to shoot three movies next year? I suppose this is what he meant when he said he wanted to focus on his work and not miss out on any opportunities!,CST-NWS-SNEED03.article

  • mariam

    Blake would be perfect for Daisy. i’m excited for this remake!!

  • wth

    leo is too ugly for Gatsby. Gatsby is supposed to look sophisticated not a disgusting slob like Leo.

  • confused

    Doesn’t blake already have the role? It sorta seems this way if she’s going to dinner with everybody involved with the movie…….

  • @confused

    i guess we’ll find out if she got it in a couple weeks. I like Blake and i think she’ll do great!

  • GG

    I always thought if anyone on that show had a chance at making would of been Leighton :(

  • mwah


    Blake seems to be making a good career for herself outside of Gossip Girl. She has great potential..
    Not everyone can transition well from tv…

  • mathieu

    noooooo , me dont like ! they are plenty actresses more talented than Lively …

  • serile

    Blake will make a gorgeous Daisy…. now Leo… i’m not sure Leo can pull off Gatsby…

  • Frank

    The talent that is getting Blake roles has nothing to do with her acting.

  • Kevin

    She has the look for Daisy ,hope she can act


    Daisy was supposed to be around Gatsby’s age? I like Amanda Seyfried and in the role but she’s too young. Why not Kate Hudson who proved in Alomst Famous she could act? Blake is crap we know she gets these high profile roles because it’s not her acting!

  • blake

    Blake is a fantastic actress and i know she will do an outstanding performance as Daisy.

  • yeash

    meh, haters to the left.

    I think she could do great as Daisy.

    Blake is gorgeous :)

  • CanadaGirl

    Okay, first we had to deal with the Bar-flies now the Blake-bots. Wtf is happening on this thread?
    We posters don’t decide if she gets the role- BAZ DOES, so posting that she’s great ISN’T getting her the part.
    How many parents and publicists can one thread take? Craziness.

  • kristin

    I think Blake would be good against Leo. Definitely a better choice than Scarlett (can’t act at all), Natalie (boring) and Michelle Williams (good but not right for the role). I like Amanda Seyfreid but she comes off so young and Blake can play older (and better against Leo).

  • Jokergurl

    I agree with JC Leonardo DiCaprio is very powerful actor, and not just anybody can be opposite of him on screen I think a more established actress should get this role.

  • Payday

    A great big pass on this one. There is no way in helll that Leo Dicraprio can erase the memory of Robert Redford as Gatsby. Do directors have no imagination in choosing their actors anymore? There are plenty of actors that would be better suited for the role. I’m sick of seeing LDs bloated toad face everywhere. It’s overkill, dammit.

  • Amy

    Great new for Leo. I not sure about Blake, I don’t think she’s a good actress ( from what I’ve seen), and it will be akward to me to see her opposites Leo. But who knows…

    And I don’t want to hear any romance rumors please, thanks.

  • v for

    why does everyone hate her? ive never seen her on tv but she was great in the town

  • people

    Leighton is the one with the sextape and somehow blake gets called the slut?

  • Celia

    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t want her anywhere near Leo. First Ryan and now this…who’s next? Brad Pitt?

    I can’t take it. Is she supposed to be a serious actress now or something????

  • Nick

    Why didn’t the article mention that this is merely ANOTHER adaptation of “The Great Gatsby”? The last one starred Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Sam Waterston. I like Leo, but he seems a little old for Gatsby now, I think.


    According to some people Natalie Portman is boring and too deep (whatever that means please don’t repeat it cause you are making a GREAT fool of yourself.), Tobey Maguire is not that good actor either, Amanda Seifried is too youg and Blake Lively – well she is better looking than bar and that’s why definetely no-no.
    You guys don’t even like Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor, you don’t like him at all – but only because he is dating Bar he is perfect. When they broke up there were tons of negative comments on him – how he wasn’t that good looking, overrated as an actor, etc…
    Oh, god, this is sooo ridiculous I can’t even laugh. They are so stupid, ignorant, uneducated people – and the worst of all -they aren’t even ashamed to admit it.


    Natalie Portman:
    Oscar nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
    for: Closer (2004/I).
    BAFTA Film Award -nominated
    Golden Globe -nominated once, won once
    MTV Movie Award -nominated
    Saturn award- won
    Teen Choice Award -won and nominated variousa times
    Do you happen to know a movie called Star wars – very boring movie indeed!

  • Angie

    lol I see that Leighton fans are still bitter as ever. Blake is and always will be the more famous one, get over it.

  • huh??


    just because you like Natalie Portman doesn’t mean everyone else has to. She’s not my firs pick either, and I agree that she’s too serious ..she doesn’t show enough emotion in her roles imo. She always has the same expression on her face most of the time. Sorry if that offends you but everyone is entitled to their own opinion .. I would much rather see the role go to Scarlett or Rachel… I don’t know what you’re talking about but most of the people here are fans of Leo, so I don’t understand what you’re so upset about…

  • Emma

    Oh this screams Rachel McAdams.

  • Steve

    Whoever gets these roles will never measure up to the original. I think Leo is a great actor, maybe he could pull it off. But Blake Lively…, I think there’s potential she’d win a razzy for this one.

  • luella

    @huh??: I agree. Im not a fan of Natalie but that doesn’t mean I want her to die in a pit of fire. Honestly people don’t respect different tastes.

  • mucchi

    Blair Waldorf fans are crying their eyes out.

  • 00009

    @Celia: Oh sweetie she is friends with ryan ONLY. Fan girls dont be jealous cuz your ass will never marry ryan or leo.

  • frofsky

    Its sad people resort to calling other women skanks and other vile things because they are successful AND beautiful. What a shame.

  • LilWayneLover

    @noooo: Oh and you won’t get old?…dumbass!

  • Phoebe

    My gosh! There are so many haters here. Come on guys! She’s a good actress. She doesn’t use her boobs for anything. Don’t be jealous and PLEASE mind your own business..

    People are so insecure of her. GET A LIFE!

  • Diana Davis

    i think someone like renee zellwegger would be a great daisy buchannan or even anne hathaway as a blonde. i like blake and all just don’t see her as daisy is all.

  • Harry

    Blake is perfect