Isla Fisher is in talks with Warner Bros. to play the role of Myrtle in Baz Lurhmann's 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," TheWrap has confirmed.
If the talks work out, she'll join Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy and Tobey Maguire as Isla Fisher Photograph.jpg” style=”border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; float: right; width: 195px; height: 250px; ” title=”” />the narrator Nick Carraway.
Ben Affleck recently resumed talks to play the role of Tom Buchanan, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to clear his schedule enough to take the part.
An individual familiar with the project said that Fisher has been offered the role of Myrtle.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of the jazz age, Myrtle is the not especially beautiful lover of Tom Buchanan — and the wife of George Wilson. The character is killed by a speeding car.
The Warner Bros. movie is in preproduction now with an August start date.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.