For months and months Carey Mulligan has been sitting alone in the Best Western diner hoping that one day a big time Hollywood movie director will sweep in and pluck her out of obscurity to turn her into a STAAAAAH and now her time has come! Baz Luhrmann walked by the window of the Best Western diner the other day and was hit by the face of an innocent ingenue stuffing her mouth with sweet potato fries. Baz screamed “GET ME THAT GIRL….and those sweet potato fries” and the rest is Hollywood history.
Baz tells Deadline that he has cast virtually unknown (served between the layers of a sarcasm terrine) Carey Mulligan in the role of Daisy Buchanan in his remake of The Great Gatsby. Leonardo DiCaprio has already signed on as Jay and Tobey Maguire (I really can’t) will play Nick Carraway. From Deadline:
Luhrmann delivered the message to Deadline, and gave me the above photo he took of Mulligan during rehearsals, when she was in Daisy Buchanan mode on November 2. “The results from the workshop process on The Great Gatsby have been very encouraging,” he told Deadline. “There are a few elements that I feel need to be resolved before I would categorically state that this is my next film. Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world’s most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, 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.”
Carey beat out Abbie Cornish Game Hen, Keira Knightley, Michelle Williams, ScarJo, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman and Amanda Seyfried. Yes, I still can’t get over that Blake Lively shit. Maybe Baz was toying with the idea of making Daisy the long-lost daughter of Mumbles.
Here’s Carey Mulligan with Anna Wintour and Kunty Karl at the CFDA/Vogue Awards in NYC right after she found out that she’s going to be humping on Leo. After staring at these pictures I really have to ask myself, why in the hell wasn’t Kunty “The Great Ghastly” Karl cast in this shit?!