How did Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire end up in The Great Gatsby?

The superstar actors are giving us the scoop.

In an exclusive sit-down with E! News, DiCaprio and Maguire revealed how director Baz Luhrmann brought them on to make the movie version of the iconic novel.

DiCaprio said Baz told him, "I've gotten the rights to this and I want to take this on. Not only is it a very daunting and scary concept, but it means you will have a lot of responsibility to make a memorable, good film that can be spoken in the same breath as the novel."

And when it came to who Leo wanted on board to share that responsibility, the actor reveals it was none other than Maguire.

"I got a call from Leonardo DiCaprio and he said, 'I just talked to Baz and he was talking about me and you for Gatsby and Nick,'" Maguire said. "The three of us [then] got together and hung out for a couple of hours."

A hang out which led to the their stellar collaboration on the high-profile film adaptation! 

If you missed The Great Gatsby in the theaters, be sure to catch it on DVD & Blu-ray August 27.

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