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Jason Clarke joins 'Gatsby' cast

June 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Jason Clarke has been cast in the role of George Wilson in Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of the classic American novel "The Great Gatsby."

The Hollywood Reporter said the Australian star of TV's "Brotherhood" and "The Chicago Code" has joined the "Gatsby" ensemble, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson.

Luhrmann is to start shooting the film, which is set in 1920s Long Island, N.Y., this fall in Australia, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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