Ben Affleck Leaves 'Gatsby' To Go To Iran (Sort Of)
Gatsby still has Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan commited, and Isla Fisher is in talks to play Tom Buchanan's mistress, Myrtle, so they're not hurting for star power, but I was actually really looking forward to Ben Affleck hamming it up as an upscale jerk, a type that we haven't seen him in since he was cast as the proprietor of Fashionable Male way back in Mallrats.
I feel really sorry for the casting director of The Great Gatsby. Where are you supposed to find a rich asshole in Hollywood on short notice? (Deadline)