Deadline are reporting that Ben Affleck is in talks to join Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan in Baz Luhrmann’s stalled adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel ‘The Great Gatsby.’ If Deadline’s sources are on the money Affleck is in discussion for the role of Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy Buchanan (Mulligan). Affleck will have to work to fit this in. After starring in and directing The Town, he’s prepping to direct Argo, a film about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

In the other lead roles DiCaprio is set to play Jay Gatsby, while Tobey Maguire is pencilled in to play Nick Carraway, the novel’s narrator and best friend to Gatbsy. ‘The Great Gatsby’ is set to start shooting in Australia in August.