Leonardo, Tobey Maguire team up for ‘The Great Gatsby’ remake

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2011, 13:47 PM IST

Washington: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, who have been best buddies since childhood, are making their first major movie together, a remake of ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Maguire plays Nick Carraway and DiCaprio has taken on the role of mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby in the new version being directed by Baz Lehrmann in Sydney, Australia, Radaronline.com reported.

Sam Waterston and Robert Redford played the same roles in the 1974 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic 1925 novel.

The duo - who met while auditioning for the sitcom ‘Parenthood’ in 1990 – haven’t starred together in a movie since 1995 when they shot the low-budget film ‘Don’s Plums’.

They later sued the director, claiming the movie was actually an ‘acting exercise’ that should never have been released.

ANI