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My Fair Lady cast

CareyMulligan.jpgIt seems that the planned My Fair Lady remake isn't dead after losing both Joe Wright and Keira Knightley, in fact it's moving forward and some might say gaining strength, for the latest name to be associated with the lead is BAFTA and BIFA winner and Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan.

This doesn't appear to be a rumour either as the writer of the project, the excellent Emma Thompson, has revealed that she is signed up to play Eliza Doolittle.

Not only that, but she's also revealed who she would like to play Higgins, the man who "creates" his Eliza Doolittle.

According to The Guardian, Emma Thompson, who is writing the script, said her understanding was that Carey Mulligan had signed on.

"I think Carey is set to play it...But we still don't know about Higgins. I love Hugh [Grant], so I'd love him to do it - he might want to, he might not want to - so we don't know yet. But hopefully we'll make it later this year."

The film is supposed to be taken from the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, the play that inspired the musical that most people know, the one starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, and the film verison that everyone loves, My Fair Lady starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.

It's a great role for Carey Mulligan, but I think more than that it's a great sign for the film version of My Fair Lady, more than the fact that it's going ahead, but that it's going ahead with its sights set high.

It would have been so easy to watch My Fair Lady deliver something far from what we were expecting with Joe Wright and Keira Knightley, but the announcement that Carey Mulligan is set to star in the film says that the production is still firing on all cylinders, especially with Hugh Grant being touted in the male lead.





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I knew you would pick up on this news!

If Knightley was doing it I know I will still want to see it, but I am more excite about this film now because of Mulligan's involvement.

I knew you would pick up on this news!

If Knightley was doing it I know I will still want to see it, but I am more excite about this film now because of Mulligan's involvement.

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