Thursday, March 25, 2010

Carey Mulligan to play Eliza Doolittle

So says Broadway World. Not that I can really muster up all that much enthusiasm for the pending remake of My Fair Lady, but I'll take Mulligan over Keira Knightley or Natalie Portman, both of whom were rumoured earlier.

It's a shrewd casting choice; Mulligan is a strong talent who's proven she can carry a film, and at the rate she's snatching prime parts in movies, all of America will have grown accustomed to her face by the time this hits screens. Some have even compared her beauty and talent to that of a young Audrey Hepburn, who played Eliza in George Cukor's lovely 1964 version, so perhaps, with a little bit o' luck, this won't be a disaster after all. Wouldn't it be loverly?

But then Emma Thompson (who's writing the screenplay) expresses her desire to have Hugh Grant as Henry Higgins, so perhaps this will be a disaster after all.

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