Baz Luhrmann Has 99 Problems Casting 'Great Gatsby'

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As far as problems go, having too many incredibly gorgeous and talented actresses to pick from has to be pretty low on the list. But try telling that to Baz Luhrmann, who finds himself having to choose from a lineup of A-list beauties for the role of Daisy in "The Great Gatsby" -- a lineup that includes Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley.

And you thought you had troubles.

According to Deadline, though, figuring out just who to cast in the adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald is no laughing matter. Luhrmann, who of course made his name with musical fandangos like "Moulin Rouge," has already decided upon his leading man for "The Great Gatsby" -- he'll be re-teaming with "Romeo + Juliet" heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio.

That means that the determining factor won't just be beauty or talent -- everyone on the list of candidates, which also includes Rebecca Hall, Michelle Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively and Abbie Cornish, has both in abundance -- but rather on their chemistry with DiCaprio. And to figure that out, Luhrmann has begun holding a series of acting workshops in New York with DiCaprio (and fellow co-star Tobey Maguire) to see how Leo meshes with the various candidates.

Personally, we think he should just go all-in and re-team DiCaprio with his "Romeo + Juliet" co-star Claire Danes. But on the other hand, if we were in Luhrmann's position we probably wouldn't be a huge hurry to make a decision either.

We can think of worse problems to have.