Topic: Baz Luhrmann

Crushable Quotable: Baz Luhrmann Praises Blake Lively’s Youth and Potential

Crushable Quotable: Baz Luhrmann Praises Blake Lively's Youth and Potential

This is a head-scratcher, because aside from Blake Lively auditioning for The Great Gatsby, we can’t think of any other time that she would have had the opportunity to socialize with Baz Luhrmann. Apparently they’re buds, though, because the Aussie director heaped glowing praise on the Gossip Girl star for Time’s 100 most influential people of the year. More »

5 Actresses For Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Great Gatsby’

5 Actresses For Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby'

Calling all beautiful little fools: Baz Luhrmann‘s prepping to begin directing his film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. He’s apparently set on Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as Nick Calloway — but what about Gatsby’s love, Miss Daisy Buchanan? Apparently, Baz is having a harder time finding the right woman. Rebecca Hall played the role at a reading, but the director has some other actresses in mind as well.

Reportedly, he’s considering Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. Amanda gets our vote for the gal we can best see sinking her teeth into the iconic role, but since absolutely nobody asked us, here’s a list of five more actresses we’d like to see Baz consider for the part: More »