Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
28 August 2015
Podcast 176: Ed Skrein
Podcast refuelled!
Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon
Brando in his own words
New Poster For The Hallow Online
Plus director Corin Hardy shows us his sketchbook
Vincent D'Onofrio to Direct The Kid
Moving behind the camera with a Western
Joe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
Long-gestating project gets green light
Sofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth
Sam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
Ruth Wilson to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 August 2015
Life Trailer Goes Live
Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan's life in pictures
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Black Mass
13 November 2015
Suffragette
12 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Gift (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Child 44 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jason Clarke Joins The Great Gatsby
He'll play George Wilson

14 June 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Jason Clarke Joins The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann has been lining up an impressive cast for his adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and now he’s locked in one of the last big key roles, hiring Jason Clarke to play George Wilson in the film.

Leonardo DiCaprio is aboard to play Jay Gatsby, the playboy at the centre of the film, with Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, an old friend of Gatsby’s who also acts as the story’s narrator. Then there’s Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton), one half of a bored, rich, married couple who is cheating on his wife Daisy (Carey Mulligan). But then Daisy is also in love with Gatsby.

Wilson, of course, is the garage attendant married to Myrtle (Isla Fisher), the woman who is cheating on him with Tom. It’s George who ends up becoming a key, tragic plot point in the narrative’s climax.

Clarke has most recently been seen on US TV in cop drama The Chicago Code, which despite boasting The Shield’s Shawn Ryan as its executive producer, didn’t manage to survive more than one season. Before that, he was in the cast of Showtime drama Brotherhood, alongside Jason Isaacs. Film-wise, he just finished work on The Wettest Country In The World for John Hillcoat and The Fields alongside Sam Worthington. It looks like his career’s about to step up a gear...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Joel Silver Plans Big-Screen Ben 10
Cartoon Network hit goes live-action
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Nick Carraway isn't an old friend of Gatsby's, he's a cousin of Daisy's. More

Posted by Toby Dammit at 12:24 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)