The first stills from The Details have been released featuring Tobey and Elizabeth Banks. Thanks to Riina for the heads up!
Nothing quite new with the exception of some small casting news in regards to the other two main characters but The Great Gatsby was mentioned in a recent interview with director Baz Luhrmann 🙂 You can read the rest of the interview with Baz Luhrmann at the source.
How do you balance your time between working on the stage show and your upcoming film production of “The Great Gatsby”?
I spend the mornings working on casting Gatsby; I’m focusing on casting Jordan and Tom at the moment [….] The Gatsby workshop [with DiCaprio and Maguire] was a fantastically enriching and touching experience. But that’s a story for a different time.
Carey Mulligan is Baz Luhrmann’s Daisy Buchanan.
The An Education star has been offered the coveted lead role of the manipulative heroine in the acclaimed filmmaker’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby) and Tobey Maguire (narrator Nick Carraway).
Note: I made a new layout for TobeyFan.com so the site may be in maintenance mode later today or tomorrow. Just want to give you guys a heads up first! 🙂
According to Muveez, Leonardo DiCaprio has landed the role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s remake of the famous novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I’m also reading reports that Tobey has signed on to play Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story.
I really hope these reports are true as I would love to see Tobey play Nick! If I find an official confirmation, I’ll update as soon as I can!
Baz Luhrmann, the visionary auteur behind Moulin Rouge! and Australia, is gearing up to direct his next project, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel The Great Gatsby. According to Deadline, he recently work shopped the screenplay he wrote with Moulin Rouge!‘s Craig Pearce, which saw Leonardo DiCaprio reading as Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire reading as Nick Carraway. Luhrmann wants both actors for his movie, but he is not so sure about casting the coveted role of Daisy just yet.
On Baz Luhrmann’s current wish list, he has Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Scarlett Johansson. Luhrmann will conduct table reads over the course of the next two weeks in New York City to see how each of these actresses plays against Leonardo DiCaprio. It is suspected that some of the above mentioned women will not be able to audition, as most are currently in the midst of shooting their own projects at this time.
The Great Gatsby comes to theaters in 2012. The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann….Source
I would absolutely love to see Tobey play Nick!
Tobey will be on “Tavis Smiley Late Night on PBS” next Monday 11th. Show’s Official Site
INTERVIEW by Scott Feinberg: TOBEY MAGUIRE ON THE ROAD TO “BROTHERS” – Audio at the Source too!
Lots of pictures at the gallery too!
RRICHARD ROEPER’s (Sun-Times Columnist’s) Top 10 Movies 0f 2009
“Brothers” is No.1!
A brilliant, beautiful, harsh, gut-punching, 21st century war story with Biblical overtones. Some critics said Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of the great Danish film to be too glossy and heavy-handed, but I found it to be just as profound as the original. Either you buy Tobey Maguire’s tightly wound performance or you don’t. I thought his performance was pure truth. A perfectly realized screenplay, intense performances from all the leads, amazing work by the supporting cast, including the two little girls. Reminiscent of classics such as “Coming Home.” Source: suburbanchicagonews.com
David Edelstein’s Top 13 Films
“Brothers” is No.3!
Brothers Jim Sheridan’s melancholy drama (with superlative performances by Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Sam Shepard), explores not just the horror of the “war on terror,” but the chemistry of families — the connections that shape our actions even when separated from loved ones by continents. Source: npr.org
New pictures in 5 albums:
September Candids Sources: CelebrityBabyScoop, fadedyouthblog.com and INFDaily
October Candids 1 Sources: Zimbio and ContactMusic
October Candids 2 Sources: SocialiteLife and Picapp
Pumpkin Patch 2009 Sources: Zimbio, CelebrityBabyScoop and ContactMusic
Scream Awards 2009 Sources: Picapp, Daylife and Getty