Isla Fisher in Talks to Join Baz Luhrmann's Version of 'Great Gatsby'
When the project returned to the news circuit after being announced two years ago Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire were reason enough to get excited about Baz Luhrmann's take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Then the lovely Carey Mulligan landed the role of Daisy Buchanan and most recently Ben Affleck came along to take the role of Tom Buchanan. You put all these names on a poster with just a picture of the book itself and audiences will flock to theaters. However, the cast keeps filling out as Heat Vision reports Australian raised actress Isla Fisher is also in talks to take on a role in the adaptation.
Fisher would be playing Myrtle Wilson, a character who has an affair with Tom Buchanan. Fans of the book know more about her part in the book, but we don't want to spoil anything for the young teens reading the book in school or anyone who hasn't yet read the seminal classic novel. With a filmmaker like Luhrmann behind the camera for an adaptation like this (and the prospect of shooting in 3D) this project should have plenty of eyes paying attention. As a fan of both Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet (though not Australia so much), this sounds great. As for Fisher's involvement, she's great in comedies like Hot Rod and Wedding Crashers, but I'm looking forward to seeing what she can do in a big project like this. What do you think?