Joel Edgerton joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

After the good, but slightly overrated ANIMAL KINGDOM, Joel Edgerton has been a hot commodity in Hollywood.  He was rumored to have the lead in THE BOURNE LEGACY all but locked up, but that eventually went to Jeremy Renner.  Then he got the lead in Katherine Bigelow’s KILL BIN LADEN, which should be a nice follow up to her Oscar-winning film, THE HURT LOCKER.  Now, Mr. Edgerton has stepped into another high profile film, this time taking over for the recently vacated shoes of Ben Affleck in THE GREAT GATSBY.  Edgerton will play Tom Buchanan, the current husband of Daisy, the woman Gatsby is in love with.

He joins an impressive cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Debicki.  But even with a cast like that, the most exciting part of the film is that Baz Luhrman is at the helm, so I’m sure creativity will abound.  Filming is set to start in July.

Joel Edgerton

Source: Deadline

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