Affleck To Star In The Great Gatsby?

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April 8, 2011 | 8:50pm EST

Ben Affleck is in talks to star as Carey Mulligan’s drunk, cheating husband in director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
The new movie version of the classic novel already boasts an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, and now the Daredevil actor is being considered for a lead role.

According to, Affleck, who is currently preparing to direct Iranian hostage film Argo, is trying to clear his schedule to take on the role as Tom Buchanan.