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Auditions and casting calls for 'The Great Gatsby' starring Leonardo DiCaprio

The Great Gatsby Casting Calls Auditions

"The Great Gatsby" will film for seventeen weeks in Australia.
AB Media Publishing

The feature film "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire will be filming for 17 weeks beginning mid-late September 2011 near Sydney and Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia. The casting directors are casting supporting roles, day players, extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins to work various dates during production. Over 400 cast and crew are being employed during principal photography.

Also starring in the film is the beautiful and talented Academy Award nominated British actress Carey Mulligan, who has starred in such hit films as "Pride & Prejudice," "Public Enemies," "Brothers," "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "Drive," and the recently completed "Shame". Mulligan is considered one of the most highly sought after actors today.

Academy Award nominee Baz Luhrmann is directing "The Great Gatsby" from a screenplay that he wrote with Craig Pearce. Luhrman is also producing with his Luhrmann/Bazmark Films partners Catherine Martin (who is also his wife) and Catherine Knapman, and Red Wagon partners Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher. Luhrmann has decided that he wants to shoot "The Great Gatsby" in 3D, and it has become one of the hottest upcoming films in Hollywood.

The film was originally slated to shoot in New York where writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's highly praised 1925 novel of the same name takes place. Director Bazz Luhrmann even moved with his family from Australia to Chelsea, New York in in September 2010. However he made the decision to film "The Great Gatsby" in New South Wales, and transform the Moore Park sound stages into an enclave of the super rich, Long Island in the summer of 1922. Scenes shot in Sydney will recreate New York's Plaza Hotel and Long Island's magnificent mansions. The movie will earn the New South Wales economy over $120 million.

In 2010, it was reported that the film would be set up by Sony Pictures Entertainment, but in early 2011 Warner Bros. Pictures closed a deal to finance and take over worldwide distribution of "The Great Gatsby".

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Ronna Kress
"The Great Gatsby" Casting
333 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Nikki Barrett
Barrett Casting
"The Great Gatsby" Casting
3rd Floor
Regent House
61-63 Great Buckingham Street
Redfern NSW 2016

Extras Casting:


"The Great Gatsby" Extras Casting
2 Darley Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Luhrmann/Bazmark Films
"The Great Gatsby" Production Office
2 Darley Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Red Wagon
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Hepburn Building West
Culver City, CA 90232

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522


Catherine Martin
Catherine Knapman
Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher


Baz Luhrmann


Leonardo DiCaprio - Jay Gatsby
Isla Fisher - Myrtle Wilson
Carey Mulligan - Daisy Buchanan
Tobey Maguire - Nick Carraway
Joel Edgerton - Tom Buchanan
Jason Clarke - George Wilson
Elizabeth Debicki - Jordan Baker


The story is presented as a recollection of Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire), a young man from a patrician Midwestern family who lived in New York after graduating from Yale in the early 1920s. Nick declares that, following his father's advice, he avoids judging people: a habit that has caused trouble, exemplified by events concerning a man named Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).