Lively to play DiCaprio`s lover in `Great Gatsby`?

Los Angeles: Actress Blake Lively has reportedly bagged herself the role of Leonardo DiCaprio`s lover in Baz Luhrmann`s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald`s `Great Gatsby`.

The actress was spotted dining with the director and DiCaprio recently. The newly-single actress was part of an eight-person business dinner with DiCaprio and Luhrmann at New York`s The Lion, Us magazine reported.

DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby, the wealthy and mysterious neighbour of novel`s narrator Nick Carraway, in the movie adaptation of the literary masterpiece and insiders have suggested Lively is close to signing on as love interest Daisy Buchanan.

Scarlett Johansson and Michelle Williams have also been considered for the role.

First published 1925 and set on Long Island`s North Shore and in New York City, the novel is a critique of the American Dream.

PTI

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