Joel Edgerton Joins The Great Gatsby

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Joel Edgerton has joined the cast of The Great Gatsby as Tom Buchanan, according to Deadline.

The film, based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, follows Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he returns to Long Island, newly wealthy and ready get get back the love of his life, Daisy (Carey Mulligan).  But Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, so Gatsby throws extravagant parties and flaunts his wealth in an attempt to win her back.

Tobey Maguire will play Nick Carraway, Daisy's cousin and the narrator of the novel and Isla Fisher will play Myrtle Wilson.

Edgerton also recently announced he would be part of Kathryn Bigelow's Untited Black Ops film about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Joel Edgerton To Play Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is scheduled to start filming in August.

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