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Carey Mulligan: Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'!

Carey Mulligan: Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'!

Carey Mulligan has landed one of Hollywood’s most coveted roles — playing Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby!

The 25-year-old British actress burst into tears when she got the message from director Baz Luhrmann while she was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

“I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: “Hello, Daisy Buchanan,” Baz told Deadline.

Blake Lively and Amanda Seyfried were reportedly also in the running for the role.

Rounding out the main cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, who will play Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire, who’s expected to play his friend Nick Carraway.

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