Joel Edgerton Joins The Great Gatsby

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Joel Edgerton has joined the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby in the role of Tom Buchanan, Deadline reports.

In the film, based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire wil play Nick Carraway, the narrator in the novel. Carey Mulligan will play Gatsby’s love, Daisy Buchanan, who is married to the wealthy Tom Buchanan with Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson.

The role was originally rumored to go to Ben Affleck, but he was forced to drop the project due to his upcoming directing gig, Argo.

The Great Gatsby is being eyed for an August start, which presumably won’t conflict with Edgerton’s recently announced commitment to Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Black Ops film.