Do you think director Baz Lurhmann is cramming as many hug celebs as he can into the upcoming Great Gatsby just to distract us from the fact none us have thought about the story since high school? Even then, we just skimmed the end and winged the essay questions. If it turns out that Isla Fisher is cast in Great Gastby, she will only be one of many A-listers depicting the death of the American Dream; the film which starts shooting this summer. Fisher will play Myrtle, mistress of Ben Affleck’s Tom Buchanan and one of many characters we will have to look over Cliffs Notes to remember. Too bad the ushers yell at you if you bring a flashlight to read them during the slow bits.
In addition to Affleck, the Rango actress joins Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby himself, Tobey MaGuire as the narrator Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan. The only thing more distracting than filling the cast with big names will be shooting the whole thing in 3D. They can market it as Avatar, but with power-man socialites instead of aliens. Leave the last part of that sentence off and customers will come streaming in!