EXCLUSIVE: Baz Luhrmann has found his Jordan Baker for The Great Gatsby, his 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed novel for Warner Bros. She’s newcomer and fellow Aussie Elizabeth Debicki, who’s coming straight from the Victorian College of the Arts. She will play the famed golfer and love interest of narrator Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) in the update, which already has set Maguire as Carraway, Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. “It was a surprising result, but Elizabeth’s grasp of the material and her chemical connectivity to Tobey Maguire, in addition to her striking, athletic appearance, had us in a place where we were fully confident and ready to take the leap of giving the role of Jordan Baker to what, I guess, people would term ‘a discovery,’ ” Luhrmann said. “We are thrilled.”
As for the role of Daisy’s husband Tom Buchanan, producers are bearing down on their man. The part was originally offerd to Ben Affleck before he had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict with his next directing project, Argo.