Ben Affleck is out, Isla Fisher is (almost) in. Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby will look something like this: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan are a lock (as Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan—just as Lurhmann has wanted it since October 2010).
Affleck has finally committed to his next directing gig, Argo, about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis in the Middle East, so the actor won’t be donning ‘20s tweeds as Tom Buchanan. Fisher is in negotiations to play Myrtle, Buchanan’s married lover. The Warner Bros. production will kick off in Sydney, Australia this August.
The Cannes International Film Festival 2011 line-up has been announced!
The movie calendar’s most glamorous festival is now less than a month away: it opens on May 11th, to be precise.
Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, Nicolas Winding-Refn’s Drive and, er, Rob Marshall’s Pirates of the Caribbean 4 are among the more mainstream movies in attendance.
Check out the full list of films here.
Collider has just posted a first sneak-peek shot of Carey in Drive! It’s only a LQ still, but nevertheless it’s nice to have something new, especially an upcoming film! Hopefully this means the promotional campaign for this film will be starting up soon.
Carey news is very slow at the moment, but I saw this little tidbit today and couldn’t resist sharing!
When Carey Mulligan was preparing for her Great Gatsby audition (she will be Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s production) she asked Ashley and Mary-Kate for sartorial help – good call, Carey! ‘I couldn’t believe what they did when I texted in a panic about having nothing to wear for my audition for Gatsby! I was hoping they’d send me some things from The Row, but then these huge boxes arrived—Ashley’s entire collection of thirties vintage dresses.’ Petite in height but with oh-so-very-big hearts!
Thanks once again to Mariana for scans of Carey in Stylist magazine’s February 9th issue! Please do not repost these on other sites as it they were scanned specifically for Carey Mulligan Online. Thanks.
A nice treat for the visitors! Thanks again to my lovely friend Mariana for scanning and sending this to me: it’s a scan of Carey in Radio Times from 2005! Please do not repost this on other sites as it was scanned specifically for Carey Mulligan Online. Thanks.
Last night, Carey attended the after party for Happythankyoumoreplease in support of her best friend, Zoe Kazan. Pictures have been added to the gallery!
Thanks to my wonderful friend Mariana, I’ve been able to add scans from Guardian Weekend, Radio Times and Sunday Times Style to the gallery! Please do not repost these on other sites as they were scanned specifically for Carey Mulligan Online. Thanks.
Baz Luhrmann’s 3D take on The Great Gatsby will shoot in Sydney in August — beating out the iconic story’s home town of New York — after a deal was signed with the New South Wales (NSW) state government Friday, it was announced here Sunday.
The film is the first live-action 3D movie to be shot in NSW. Filming will take place at Sydney’s Fox Studios, with Warner Bros. backing the feature and Luhrmann’s Bazmark Films producing.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star as Jay Gatsby while Carey Mulligan has been offered the role of Daisy Buchanan.
Murmurs about a Sydney shoot have been swirling around the industry here for several weeks. Luhrmann’s last two features, Australia and Moulin Rouge were both shot at Fox Studios.
NSW Premier Kristina Kenneally said the film will inject AUS$120 million ($118 million) into the NSW economy, with the shoot to last 17 weeks and another 30 weeks to be spent on post production.
An estimated 275 crew will be employed during pre-production; more than 400 cast and crew will be employed during principal photography; and an estimated 150 post production and visual effects crew will also be employed.
Pre-production starts next month.
No details of the level of incentives provided to the film were immediately available but its a boost to the local industry with no big budget offshore features slated to shoot in Australia.
“This comes at a good time for the film industry,” Keneally said. “Australia was thought to be losing international filmmaking due to the strong Aussie dollar – put simply, this is a big win.”
I’ve added some more gorgeous outtakes from Carey’s Los Angeles Times photoshoot. Enjoy!