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Sunday June 8, 2008 1:41 pm

Keira Knightley Signs on to Fair Lady Remake

Keira Knightley signs on to portray Audrey Hepburn's legendary roleSexy, sophisticated Atonement star Keira Knightley has already began attending singing lessons to prepare for her role in the upcoming My Fair Lady remake.

Producers Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Duncan Kenworthy (Notting Hill, Love Actually) are more than excited over Knightley inking the deal, as she was their ideal actress for Audrey Hepburn’s famous role. The pair are crossing their fingers to get their other ideal actor, Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, on board to play opposite of Knightley. While the thought of the There Will Be Blood star taking on a musical role sounds unheard of, the fact that he currently is considering a movie version of Nine with Nicole Kidman says otherwise. That would be an adorable pairing, no?

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Mackintosh and Kenworthy are also still seeking a director for the legendary classic. Sources close to Kenworthy have revealed that Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Roger Michell are all on their wish list.

They seem to be making quite wise and cautious choices, as they should be when remaking a highly regarded film that won 8 Oscars—that’s quite a record to live up to!



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