Model Gemma Ward Cast in 'The Great Gatsby'

Gemma Ward at the '7th on Sale Online' Gala (Getty Images)

Getty Images Australian supermodel Gemma Ward is set to join the star-studded cast of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Although Gemma's role in the highly-anticipated film has yet to be confirmed, the New York Observer speculates that Gemma will play the part of Catherine, Myrtle Wilson's sister. (Isla Fischer will star as Myrtle.) The cast of the period drama also includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan.

To the delight of fashion fanatics, it has also been confirmed that Catherine Martin will serve as the production and costume designer. Catherine, who is married to Luhrmann, has served as production designer for all of his films. She is best known for her fantastical costumes in Moulin Rouge!, for which she won Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Catherine was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Australia.

Gemma's role in The Great Gatsby marks another step in her return to the industry.  Following the death of former beau Heath Ledger, Gemma retreated from the spotlight. On her three-year hiatus, Gemma said,
In the full capacity of my life, it was a reassessment of everything and I've made a commitment to myself to address some things that were coming up to do with Heath's passing and also things that were troubling me before we met. So it was a retreat from many things in my life and I did think it was important for me to focus on those things. I didn't know how long it would take. I didn't know if it would solve anything, but I set out to focus inside myself.
We wish Gemma all the best and cannot wait to see her grace the silver screen!


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