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After courting numerous directors like Joe Wright and Danny Boyle, Sony Pictures has found a director for their MY FAIR LADY remake. John Madden (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) is officially in talks to direct the film and is expected to begin work on casting in early 2010. But what's this, hasn't Keira Knightley been attached to star in the film for what seems like years now?

Turns out that while Knightley was interested in the project, there was an is no formal agreement for her participation. So while Knightley may in fact be one of the actresses in consideration, it seems she won't be the only actress. According to reports, the remake will hew more closely to the original "Pygmalion" play than the famous Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison film (so why not title the film PYGMALION?...). The good news, I suppose, is that the film will not be modernized in any way and will still be set in 1912 London.

Extra Tidbit: So THIS is why he quit announcing football....
Source: Variety

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10:38PM on 12/01/2009
Pygmalion was already made as a movie, 1983 starring Peter O'Toole. It's playing right now on the Mpix (movie network in Canada).
It's a TV version of this:
Pygmalion is a 1938 British film based on the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title, and adapted by him for the screen. The film was a financial and critical success, and won an Oscar for best screenplay and three more nominations. The screenplay was later adapted into the 1956 theatrical musical My Fair Lady, which in turn led to
Pygmalion was already made as a movie, 1983 starring Peter O'Toole. It's playing right now on the Mpix (movie network in Canada).
It's a TV version of this:
Pygmalion is a 1938 British film based on the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title, and adapted by him for the screen. The film was a financial and critical success, and won an Oscar for best screenplay and three more nominations. The screenplay was later adapted into the 1956 theatrical musical My Fair Lady, which in turn led to the 1964 film of the same name.
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7:26PM on 12/01/2009
Thank god, at least she's not signed to star in the movie. No way Keira should touch this material. Come on, period piece London? Way out of her league. She's a thoroughly modern 21st century personality, always jarring to see acting prim and posh. Domino was the closest to palatable she's ever been on screen.
Thank god, at least she's not signed to star in the movie. No way Keira should touch this material. Come on, period piece London? Way out of her league. She's a thoroughly modern 21st century personality, always jarring to see acting prim and posh. Domino was the closest to palatable she's ever been on screen.
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5:03PM on 12/01/2009
Madden did an excellent job with 2005's underrated Proof.
Madden did an excellent job with 2005's underrated Proof.
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10:44AM on 12/01/2009
Funny extra tidbit ...

Madden is a logical choice for this type of material. Ten years ago, he would have been the runner up, but he hasnt done anything to remember him by lately.
Funny extra tidbit ...

Madden is a logical choice for this type of material. Ten years ago, he would have been the runner up, but he hasnt done anything to remember him by lately.
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