The Daily Mail has announced today that Keira has pulled out of playing Eliza Doolittle in the big screen adaptation of My Fair Lady. According to the article Keira believed the project was taking too long to get off the ground and is busy with The Misanthrope. Apparently Carey Mulligan has now been approached to audition for the role.
Although strongly linked with the role (she had singing lessons and sang for Mackintosh), Keira was never officially offered the part. She is believed to have felt that the project was taking too long to get off the ground.
The Telegraph has announced today that Keira has won the part of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady! She has beat out competition from Scarlett Johansson and Joe Wright is also said to be directing, this will be the third time the pair will work together!
The Telegraph – Mandrake hears that the 24-year-old actress has beaten Scarlett Johansson to the part of Eliza Doolittle in a new film adaptation of My Fair Lady.
Her victory comes as I can disclose that Joe Wright, who inspired Knightley to her best performance, in Pride and Prejudice, has been chosen to direct the film.