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Gemma Ward To Star In 'The Great Gatsby'

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/30/2011 7:49 am Updated: 10/29/2011 5:12 am

There's been no shortage of models making the leap from the catwalk to the big screen lately.

This summer, we saw Rosie Huntington-Whiteley star in "Transformers 3." Then we learned that Sasha Pivovarova will appear in autumn's "In Time" alongside Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.

And last week, we reported that Natalia Vodianova will play opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in World War II-era love story, "Belle du Seigneur."

The latest supermodel to hit the silver screen? Runway beauty Gemma Ward, who has just signed onto the cast of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." It's a great fit for the Aussie model: coincidentally, the 1920s New York-set project is, for reasons unknown, filming down under.

This isn't Ward's first foray into film, as she played a mermaid in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." But she is said to have a larger role in the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation.

Though her character has not yet been confirmed, the New York Observer notes that the most prominent female part up for grabs is Catherine, Myrtle Wilson's sister. Carey Mulligan already has dibs on Daisy Buchanan.

Who do you think she'll play?

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