Isla Fisher in talks for Great Gatsby

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Set in northern Australia prior to World War II, Nicole Kidman is an English aristocrat who inherits a large ranch. After learning that English cattle barons are plotting to take her land, she decides make the harsh trek to the Land Down Under. During her travels she's accompanied by an independent cattle driver known as "Drover" (Hugh Jackman) whom her husband hired to transport her.
April 20th, 2011

Isla Fisher is reportedly in talks to star in 'The Great Gatsby'.

The 35-year-old actress is in discussions to take on the pivotal role of Myrtle Wilson in Baz Luhrmann's big screen 3-D adaptation of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 book, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the story Isla's potential character, who is married, has an affair with the wealthy Tom Buchanan - the husband of Daisy Buchanan, who is being played by Carey Mulligan - and is later killed by a speeding car, a tragic event which leads to the book's ending.

If the 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' actress does land the part she will be joining an all-star cast which includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire, who has been confirmed to play the narrator Nick Carraway.

However, Ben Affleck will not be starring in the film.

The Oscar winner had reportedly been up for the role of Tom Buchanan but he has withdrawn himself from the project because its schedule and the fact it is being shot in Australia clashes with his next directorial effort 'Argo' - which is about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.