Gemma Ward To Play 'Catherine' in Baz Luhrmann's Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'
IMDB confirms that Gemma Ward has been cast to play the minor role of Catherine, in Baz Luhrmann's Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
As noted earlier, Catherine is Myrtle Wilson's sister, in the book. Myrtle Wilson is George B. Wilson's unstable wife and Tom Buchanan's mistress, in the book. George B. Wilson is a mechanic and owner of a garage.
The lead character, Jay Gatsby, is being played by Leonardo DiCaprio. He will play along side Carey Mulligan, who's taking on the role of Daisy Buchanan.
Baz Luhrmann is the writer/director of 2001's Moulin Rouge.
The film is targeted to hit theaters November 2012.
Again Gemma's role seems to be minor, as she only appears 8 times in the book. Here is a look at the character, from some of those lines:
"come on," she urged. "I'll telephone my sister Catherine. She's said to be very beautiful by people who ought to know."
--but Catherine, who might have said anything, didn't say a word. She showed a surprising amount of character about it too--
They had difficulty in locating the sister, Catherine. She must have broken her rule against drinking that night, for when she arrived she was stupid with liquor and unable to understand that the ambulance had already gone to flushing.