Keira Knightley to star in My Fair Lady remake?


The Telegraph are reporting that Keira Knightley will portray Eliza Doolittle in a remake of the classic film My Fair Lady. According to the report, she beat Scarlett Johansson to the part.

Knightley revealed in 2006 that she had auditioned for the role and begun singing lessons. Looks like they paid off!

The role was originally made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 Academy Award winner for Best Picture. (As readers have reminded me, the 1964 version of My Fair Lady was a remake of the 1938 film Pygmalion, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw, itself inspired by the Greek myth of the same name).

Emma Thompson is writing the screenplay for the remake while Daniel Craig is rumoured to be playing Professor Henry Higgins.

Joe Wright is slated to helm the pic. He previously directed Keira Knightley to an Oscar nomination in 2005’s Pride and Prejudice.

The involvement of Knightley and Wright are yet to be confirmed, as is any production or release dates for the remake. We’ll keep you updated.

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2 Responses to “Keira Knightley to star in My Fair Lady remake?”

  1. Don't forget Eliza Doolittle originally appeared in George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play 'Pygmalion' and later in the 1938 film of the same name. My Fair Lady (1964) was NOT the first 🙂

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