|PHOTO CREDIT:Baz Luhrmann|
According to the report, Mulligan was on the reception line for The Fashion Council Awards in New York when she got the call on her cell phone from Luhrmann and she burst into tears on the red carpet.
Luhrmann told Deadline "The results from the workshop process on The Great Gatsby have been very encouraging," “Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world’s most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: ‘Hello, Daisy Buchanan.’”
The photograph is of Carey auditioning for the role of Daisy Buchanan in New York City on November 2nd.
Some of the other actresses apparently considered for the role included Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman
Leonardo DiCaprio is still on board to star as Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire expected to take on the role of Nick Carraway.