The Great Gatsby Lands Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan
movieweb.com Director Baz Luhrmann has finally found his Tom Buchanan for The Great Gatsby, landing Australian actor Joel Edgerton. Ben Affleck was in talks to portray Tom Buchanan before stepping away from the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation last month to direct his next feature, Argo. Here's what Baz Luhrmann had to say about the casting decision.

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The Great Gatsby Synopsis and Credits

"The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

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