5. Daisy Buchanan now.
Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Eva Green, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson were also considered for the role. They decided on Carey Mulligan.
11. The romance then.
The lack of chemistry between Farrow and Redford was widely acknowledged in reviews. Farrow said she couldn’t connect with Redford because the actor spent all his free time obsessing over the Watergate scandals. Perhaps not coincidentally, Redford would end up playing Watergate reporter Bob Woodward in All the President’s Men two years later.
21. Baz Luhrmann, the screenwriter (and director) now.
With the help of Craig Pearce, who also helped pen Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet.
23. The cars now.
25. Gatsby’s parties now.
In typical Luhrmann fashion, there will be dancing! Carey Mulligan said of the party scene, “When we shot those party scenes there were 300 or 400 people in a frenzy, dancing and drinking. Baz would be screaming crazy things down a megaphone and the extras were hysterical.”
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