Deadline New York is reporting that Ben Affleck is in talks to play Daisy Buchanan’s husband, Tom, in the Baz Luhrmann 3-D remake of The Great Gatsby. Though he will soon direct Argo, a film about the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, word has it that Affleck may join Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan in the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.
Mulligan is confirmed to play Daisy Buchanan, DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby (played by Robert Redford in the 1974 version) and Maguire will take on the role of Nick Carraway (originally played by Sam Waterston).
Eh, not in love with this casting news. I just don’t see Affleck playing Tom Buchanan. Though I am enchanted by him as a family man. Back in December Affleck headed to the farmer’s market with wife Jennifer Garner and daughters Violet and Serafina.