Carey MulliganThe mystery of "who will play Daisy Buchanan?" appears to be winding down today, with news from Vulture that Carey Mulligan ('An Education') is now the "top candidate" to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Lurhmann's latest movie.

According to sources, actress Scarlett Johansson was originally up for the role, but was unable to commit due to scheduling conflicts with Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought a Zoo.' Crowe's latest begins filming in the spring, while 'Gatsby' is scheduled to begin next summer.

Today's news marks significant progress in the casting of Daisy. Earlier this month, Deadline reported that a number of actresses were up for the role -- everyone from Natalie Portman, to Rebecca Hall to Blake Lively. At the time, Mulligan's name was not mentioned.

An Oscar-nominated actress, Mulligan has appeared twice on the big screen this year, in 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' and 'Never Let Me Go.' She can next be seen in 'Drive,' opposite another Oscar nominee: Ryan Gosling.

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