Isla Fisher May Play Myrtle Wilson in Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY

     April 19, 2011

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Isla Fisher may be joining Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great GatsbyHeat Vision reports that Fisher is in negotiations to play Myrtle Wilson, the wife of George B. Wilson and the mistress of Tom Buchanan (Ben Affleck).  If Fisher signs on, she’ll join Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan, wife of Tom Buchanan), and Tobey Maguire (the novel’s narrator Nick Carraway).  The other major roles left to be cast are Daisy’s friend Jordan Baker and George Wilson.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of The Great Gatsby.

Here’s a synopsis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby:

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds’ third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the “first step” American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised “the charm and beauty of the writing,” as well as Fitzgerald’s sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald’s “best work” thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

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