Contrary to Carey Mulligan’s statements at the Cannes Film Festival that the remake of My Fair Lady — which she’s admitted to wanting to be cast in — has “gone away for a little while,” Sony execs tell EW that the studio actively continues to develop the film.
Thank you, film gods! Of all of the actress rumored to be in talks for the iconic role immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in 1964 — including Keira Knightley — I’m rooting most for Mulligan, not so much based on her supporting part in the upcoming Wall Street 2 but for her precociously delightful turn as Jenny in last year’s An Education.
When asked about the role, Mulligan has deferred to her former Pride and Prejudice costar Knightley, who, Mulligan claims, is higher up the Hollywood ranks, but frankly, I think Mulligan would bring far more gravity and depth to the role, not to mention the fact that she would probably nail “The Rain in Spain” with a painful-yet-lovable Cockney accent.
How do you feel about Mulligan slipping into Ms. Doolittle’s shoes?
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