The character of Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby is the source of a face-off between two actors: Joel Edgerton and Luke Evans. In case you were asleep during high school English, Buchanan is one of the book’s key characters, a “wealthy man having an affair with a mistress … in the city.” That mistress will be played by Isla Fisher, with Leo DiCaprio as the titular character, Tobey Maguire as the narrator Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Gatsby’s love interest Daisy.
Those keeping track/who have OCD might remember that Tom Buchanan was going to be played by Ben Affleck, but apparently he had scheduling conflicts with another project – Argo, his next movie as director.
You might not recognize Edgerton or Evans’ names, but it’s possible you’ve seen their faces. Edgerton was in the last Star Wars movie, and Evans was in Clash of the Titans. So I guess it’s possible you saw them but don’t remember because of all the CGI. Good luck to both men – remember to touch gloves and keep it clean. Fight! (The Hollywood Reporter)