The Great Gatsby
may be ready to add another cast member, with Ben Affleck in talks to join the screen adaptation of the classic novel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck is interested in playing the part of Tom Buchanan but has scheduling issues. The actor is slated to direct his next film, Argo, around the same time that Baz Luhrmann plans to begin filming Gatsby.
The movie will be shot in Australia this fall in 3D. If Affleck can work out the kinks, he will join a stellar cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.