Carey Mulligan to Play Daisy Buchanan

The 25-year-old Londoner who stunned critics with her performance in last year's Oscar-nominated An Education has a new role: She has agreed to play Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby. Mulligan was attending a red-carpet event when she got the call on her cell phone, and reportedly burst into tears standing next to Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. She beat out a list of elite actresses for the part, which she will play alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who will play Jay Gatsby.