'The Great Gatsby': Isla Fisher May Play Myrtle in Baz Lurhmann's Film

By Kevin Fallon

Just as Hunger Games continues to make major casting announcements, Hollywood's other major book-to-film adaptation is filling out its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Isla Fisher is in talks to play Myrtle in Baz Lurhmann's upcoming production of The Great Gatsby. Fisher is best known for bubbly-bordering-on-psychotic breakout role in Wedding Crashers, and is married to Borat himself, Sacha Baron Cohen.

She joins the already cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan in the film. Ben Affleck is also in talks to play Myrtle's lover, Tom Buchanan:

DiCaprio is pegged to play the wealthy and mysterious Jay Gatsby, while Maguire is playing Nick Carraway, who in the novel is the narrator. Mulligan is playing Gatsby's love, Daisy Buchanan, who is married to a wealthy chap named Tom Buchanan, whom Affleck would play if his deal makes.

Fisher will play Myrtle, a married woman having an affair with Buchanan. She is later killed by a speeding car, an event that leads to the book's tragic ending.

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