Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Keira Knightley: "My Fair Lady"

Actress Keira "Pride And Prejudice" Knightley will play 'Eliza Doolittle' in the upcoming remake of the 1964 musical feature "My Fair Lady". 

The original film was based on the stage musical "My Fair Lady", adapted from the play "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw, who was inspired by a play by classic Greek author Ovid. 

The new screenplay is written by Emma "Sense And Sensibility" Thompson. "...In London, 'Henry Higgins', an arrogant, irascible, misogynistic professor of phonetics, believes it is the accent and tone of one's voice which determines a person's prospects in society.

He boasts to new acquaintance 'Colonel Hugh Pickering', that he can teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball, pointing to a young flower seller in the street called 'Eliza Doolittle', who has a strong Cockney accent..."

"Pickering bets Higgins it can't be done. Inspired by the challenge, Higgins accepts the wager..."

 Sneak Peek "My Fair Lady"...