Scarlett Johansson Up For GREAT GATSBY and WE BOUGHT A ZOO Leads
Fresh off of this summer’s hit Iron Man 2, where she played Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson is in demand. Her schedule is wide open – the only thing currently on her plate is her “Widow” role in 2012’s The Avengers.
Because of her wide open schedule, Johansson is being considered for two lead roles. Baz Luhrmann is considering her for the role of Daisy Buchanan in his adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY. Leonoardo DiCaprio is currently being looked at for Jay Gatsby while Tobey Maguire could be Nick Carraway.
In addition to Gatsby, Cameraon Crowe is looking at Scarlett to play Matt Damon’s wife in WE BOUGHT A ZOO.
But Scarlett isn’t the only one that the directors are looking at for these roles. Luhrmann is looking at Keira Knightly, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, and others to read with DiCaprio before making his decision on Daisy.
We Bought a Zoo, which is the story of a family that uses their life savings to buy and fix up a zoo in the English countryside, is looking at Rachel McAdama, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Amy Adams as possibilities.
With her open schedule Scarlett could take on both roles… if they’re offered to her. We’ll keep you posted with more details as they arrive!