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Colin Firth still considering MY FAIR LADY remake

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
February 18th, 2011

The nature of Hollywood is tumultuous to say the least; few projects make it out of the gate without major issues right off the bat and it's impossible for any production to go as planned. The forthcoming remake of MY FAIR LADY is one of the best examples for Tinseltown's tendency for turbulence. There have been countless actors and actresses attached to the project over the past year, with directors hopping on and off regularly.

Now, it appears as though the film might just be moving towards stability. Colin Firth is still in the running for the male lead in the remake, though it's far from a sure thing.

Firth is already lining up some impressive projects. He's had two consecutive years with Best Actor nominations, so he's become quite the commodity in Hollywood. He's set to star in the upcoming Coen brothers-scripted GAMBIT remake. More interesting than that is Firth's stint in Park Chan-wook's English language debut, which will be distributed by Fox Searchlight.

This film, MY FAIR LADY, looks like it won't happen unless Firth decides to play the iconic Professor Henry Higgins. Sony is using his possible performance as a lynchpin ultimatum - it's him or no film at all. I can't blame them, as Firth has had quite a run over the past few years. However, his slate is pretty full already. I'll be curious to see if he's up for more period films after THE KING'S SPEECH.

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