Colin Firth has emerged as the top choice to star in the remake of Lerner & Loewe musical “My Fair Lady” at Sony Pictures reports The Daily Mail.
Emma Thompson adapted the script for the project which John Madden is set to direct while Carey Mulligan is attached to play the Doolittle role but hasn’t signed as yet.
Madden, producer Cameron Mackintosh, and the Lerner & Loewe estate all wanted Firth for the project last year, but the studio backed Hugh Grant at the time. Now with Firth’s recent success, Sony has been convinced he’s suitable for the role and in fact may not give the project the green light without him.
Previously the likes of Danny Boyle and Joe Wright were attached to direct while actors like Keira Knightley Daniel Craig, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Gemma Arterton and Emily Blunt were all connected to the film at some point.
Due to Firth and Mulligan’s busy schedules, and a legal dispute over the property’s rights, don’t expect filming to begin until well into next year.