Ben Affleck in Talks to Join The Great Gatsby

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Ben Affleck is in talks to join Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in the new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck would play Tom Buchanan in the new film directed by Baz Luhrmann for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Ben Affleck To Star in The Great Gatsby

The film follows the story of Jay Gatsby, who moves to a small town in Long Island for the summer.  He is part of new money and throws elegant parties at his mansion.  He is also in love with Daisy Buchanan, whom he knew years before.  Daisy is now married to Tom Buchanan.

Mulligan will play Daisy Buchanan,  DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire is set to play Daisy cousin and the narrator of the novel, Nick Carraway.

The Great Gatsby is set to start production in August.

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Ben Affleck got his start with Matt Damon for their involvement in Good Will Hunting. Since then Affleck has gone on to star in many big budget movies including Pearl Harbor and Armageddon. Ben is married to Jennifer Garner.

Whil his acting career may have his a snag, Affleck was behind the camera for Gone Baby Gone, an impressive, gritty drama that starred his brother.

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