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June 14th, 2011 12:37am EDT | Brittany Frederick By: Brittany Frederick favorite Add to My News

The Chicago Code star Jason Clarke is the next actor from the cancelled FOX show to land a post-show project.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Det. Jarek Wysocki has joined director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet)'s adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby. Clarke will play George Wilson.

It will be familiar territory for him: not only is the flick shooting in his native Australia, but one of the members of the star-studded cast is actress Carey Mulligan - who appeared, like Clarke, in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

The film also stars Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), and Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character.

Clarke recently finished shooting another period film with another Wall Street sequel colleague: The Wettest County In The World, with Shia LaBoeuf. He also has crime pic The Fields in the can.

He is the second Chicago Code actor to be announced to a new project, following his TV partner Matt Lauria, who was named as a guest star on USA's Burn Notice last month.

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