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Ben Affleck is in talks to join the cast of Baz Lurhmann's 3D adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic 'The Great Gatsby'. If cast, Affleck would be playing Tom Buchanan, the philandering husband of Daisy Buchanan (the object of Gatsby's affections). Affleck would join Toby Maguire will plays the main protagonist and narrator Nick Carraway, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who will be playing Jay Gatsby, the wealthy eccentric who is in love with Daisy. The novel follows Carraway as he gets swept up in the wealth and lavish lifestyle of Gatsby during the Jazz age.
Affleck is currently prepping to direct the 1979 Iran hostage crisis film 'Argo', which may cause some scheduling conflicts for the actor and ultimately determine whether or not he takes the role. Filming for 'The Great Gatsby' is planned to begin in Australia in August and will last about 17 weeks.