My Fair Lady Remake with Carey Mulligan Not Coming Soon
When we heard that the proposed remake of My Fair Lady finally had a director in John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), I still wasn't excited to see the classic 1964 movie musical (based on the 1956 Broadway play) recycled on the big screen. But when the film's screenwriter, actress Emma Thompson, revealed that Carey Mulligan was lined up to play Eliza Doolittle, I was immediately sold on the prospect. However, Mulligan seemed completely out of the loop on the project shortly thereafter. Fortunately, the young actress cleared things up by finally saying she has read the script, would love to do the film, but it's not happening anytime soon.
In speaking to Worst Previews, the talented, stunning and now quite popular actress expressed her love for the script, but doesn't anticipate the film moving forward soon, let alone going into production this year. Here's what she had to say:
"It's not happening this year. I've definitely spoken about it, and I would love to do it if it happens, but it's just not happening right now. I read the script and the script is incredible. Emma Thompson wrote it. It's telling the story again, in another way and not trying to sort of copy anything and not trying to take away anything from that version of it. It's just telling it in a new era to a new generation of people."
Sounds like your average remake, and while stepping into Audrey Hepburn's shoes seems like quite a daunting task, I have every bit of faith in Mulligan's talents to bring something fresh to the familiar story. As for her singing voice, Mulligan says, "I can hold a tune, but not amazingly." The same can be said for Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd, so I wouldn't be worried if I were in her shoes. If you'd like to judge for yourself, check out this little tune from recording artists Belle & Sebastian featuring Carey Mulligan herself. Are you interested in a My Fair Lady remake?