joel edgerton gi Joel Edgerton joins 'Gatsby' in Ben Affleck's placeAustralian actor Joel Edgerton joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire as the newest addition to Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby.” Deadline reports that he will replace Ben Affleck in the role of Tom Buchanan, which Affleck dropped out of to directed “Argo.”

]]>Isla Fisher will fill the role of Buchanon’s mistress, Myrtle — Love triangles galore! Maguire will be playing Daisy’s cousin and story narrator, Nick Carraway. Luhrmann says of the newest addition: “In casting Tom one had to find an actor who could credibly be (as Fitzgerald describes him) ‘one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven,’ had five-star acting chops and in the big dramatic showdown scenes between Gatsby and Tom, hold the screen against Leonardo DiCaprio, in the appropriate age group. Any wonder, it has been a long and thorough journey.” Entertainment Weekly has a first look at Edgerton in character. Edgerton previously held the small role of a young Uncle Owen in “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” amongst a bevy of smaller film performances. He will star opposite Tom Hardy this September in “Warrior.” What do you think? Does Edgerton have what it takes to give Leo a run for his money?

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