The new version of “The Great Gatsby” is due in theaters on Christmas Day, 2012.

There’s already a lot of excitement about this new production of the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you haven’t seen the trailer for “The Great Gatsby” yet, you can view it here.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in the 2012 version of The Great Gatsby

I am receiving many emails and comments about casting.  The cast is full of headliners, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and, Tobey Maguire in the three lead roles.  But, you may disagree with the casting selections!

And, of course, it’s always fun to speculate on what actors and actresses would do great in certain parts.

Here are suggestions from your comments (the actual cast member has an asterisk by the name).  Please review this list, and, let us know what you think…


For the role of Jay Gatsby:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio*

(there were no other suggestions.  So far,  everyone is on board with the choice of DiCaprio to play Gatsby)

For the role of Daisy Buchanan:

  • Carey Mulligan*
  • Kate Winslet
  • Keira Knightley
  • Anne Hathaway


For the role of Nick Carraway:

  • Tobey Maguire*
  • Ben Stiller
  • Penn Badgley (from Gossip Girl)
  • Owen Wislon (playing it straight)
  • Ian Harding (from Pretty Little Liars)


For the role of Tom Buchanan:

  • Joel Edgerton*
  • George Clooney
  • Vin Diesel


For the role of Jordan Baker:

  • Elizabeth Debicki*
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Blake Lively


For the role of Myrtle Wilson:

  • Isla Fisher*
  • Hayden Leslie Panettiere
  • Renee Zellweger


Now it’s your turn!  If you were the casting agent or the director for the new version of “The Great Gatsby”, what would you do?  Let us know… and tell us why!  Please leave your comments below…

One Comment

  1. Akiko says:

    your website is like an encyclopaedia for me, thanks.

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