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Instead of gallivanting as Tom Buchanan through the fictional town of East Egg with the likes of Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck has opted to concentrate his time and energy on the making of “Argo,” a film about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. There was speculation early on that the Australia-located Gatsby plans might conflict with the Middle East story. A far cry from the roaring ’20s, this decidedly more somber project will be produced by George Clooney (another favorite renaissance man of sorts, incidentally).
It’s not all bad news, though. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Isla Fisher is in negotiations to play the part of Buchanan’s mistress, Myrtle. But what’s a mistress without her man? Pondering this very question, we’re going to throw the name Bradley Cooper out there. What do you think? Who’s your pick for the perfect Tom Buchanan?