Gatsby Update: Are These Two Ladies The Finalists For Daisy?

As previously mentioned, director Baz Luhrmann is working on a film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo DiCaprio possibly playing Gatsby. Guess who had dinner Tuesday night in New York? Baz, Leo… and Blake Lively.

A source says the dinner was "strictly business;" there were eight people at the table, including "the director's whole crew." Sigh. Leo is an amazing actor, but Blake? Ugh. She is not Daisy Buchanan, and her earnest acting "style" doesn't seem suited for the campy theatricality of a Baz Luhrmann film.

But! Rumor has it on Monday, Scarlett Johansson auditioned for the part of Daisy by doing a reading with Leo. She is said to be "very happy" with how it went.

So we could be down to two choices for Daisy: Scarlett or Blake. In which case, please, for the love of Zelda, let it be Scarlett. If Baz really likes Blake, maybe she can play lady golfer Jordan Baker?

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Blake Lively, Leonardo DiCaprio Go Out for Dinner [Us Magazine via LaineyGossip]

Earlier: Who Should Play Daisy In The New Gatsby Movie?