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Carey Mulligan Is 'Great Gatsby' Frontrunner as Scarlett Johansson Not Available

November 13, 2010 (3:51 am) GMT
The 'Iron Man 2' actress was reportedly considered for the part of Daisy Buchanan, but because of her recent commitment to another project director Baz Luhrmann puts Mulligan on top of the list.

is reportedly close to nab the female lead role in "". According to New York Magazine's Vulture, the "" beauty is now director Baz Luhrmann's top choice to play Daisy Buchanan in the upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of the same title.

Moreover, insiders tell the site that , who was among the previously revealed contenders, "was still very much being considered" by Luhrmann and lead actor after she was testing for the part. However, Johansson's recent commitment to star in Cameron Crowe's "" that has spring start date will make her not available to join "Great Gatsby" which will start shooting next summer.

That allegedly leaves Mulligan as the current top candidate. The British star, who got Oscar nomination for her role in "", can next be seen starring opposite in "", which recently was filmed in Los Angeles.

Beside having Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star as Jay Gatsby, "The Great Gatsby" reportedly will book to portray Nick Carraway. The story, based on the novel, will revolve around the love life of Gatsby and Daisy in addition to highlighting a critique of the American Dream pictured in Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace.

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