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Joel Edgerton has been confirmed to star in ‘The Great Gatsby’, where he plays the role of Tom Buchanan, directed by Baz Luhrmann.

It seems that, Joel Edgerton is getting busy, as he has been confirmed to star in Baz Luhrmann directed flick ‘The Great Gatsby’. He will play the character of Tom Buchanan in the movie. Earlier, Ben Affleck was considered to play the character, but he walked out of the project, due to schedule conflicts.

’The Animal Kingdom’ star will now join the might start cast of the movie, who faced a tough competition from Luke Evans of ‘Clash of Titans’. The character of Tom Buchanan is the key in the story of love and dissatisfaction, and the movie has been set in the backdrop of 1920 Long Island in New York.

Joel has also got other projects on his list, such as ‘The Thing’, a prequel, which is due for its release in October and will also be seen in ‘Warrior’ along with Tom hardy. He was also considered for the role in ‘The Bourne Legacy, which eventually went to Jeremy Renner. He was also signed up recently for ‘Kill Bin Laden’, based on the secret operation to arrest Osama Bin Laden. Kathryn Bigelow will direct the movie.

He joins the cast with Leonardo DiCaprio, who will play the character of troubled Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire, who plays the role of Nick Carraway, a narrator. Elizabeth Debicki, a new face from Australia will play the role of a female golfer, who is interested in Carraway. Carey Mulligan will play the character of Daisy Buchanan, the wife of Tom Buchanan and a wealthy and bored socialite. Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson, the woman with Tom has an affair.

The movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ will be filmed in 3D and will start filming in August by Fox Studios in Australia and various locations and is expected to hit the theaters next year.

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