We reported nearly a year and a half ago that Keira Knightley would be playing the lead in a remake of My Fair Lady, a musical that would also draw from the original stage play's source material, George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Now London's Daily Telegraph is reporting, with a jubilant "By George She's Got It!", that Knightley has beat on Scarlett Johansson for the role. Oh, and self-explanatory site Gossip Cop is crowing that the Telegraph story is bogus, and Knightley doesn't even know the project exists.

What's going on? I have no idea, really. The My Fair Lady remake had been linked to Danny Boyle at one point, but he's apparently putting that one off. Instead Joe Wright, who directed Knightley in both Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, is reportedly tackling the project, in the wake of his planned film Indian Summer getting put in deep-freeze by Universal over budget issues. The Telegraph also claims that Daniel Craig might be a possibility to play Henry Higgins.

On some level, this all sounds fairly logical-- Wright and Knightley like working together, it's a good role for her, and neither has anything massive on the horizon. Then again, what's with reporting Knightley's casting as news, when it had been reported in the trades over a year ago? It's times like this when you wish you knew these people personally, so you could call and get a direct explanation rather than a blanket "No comment" or "this story is false." Given that we've been hearing about it for so long, this movie will presumably happen eventually. In what way, and with who, remains a giant question.
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