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‘my fair lady’ should be left alone!

‘my fair lady’ should be left alone!
March 25, 2010 MICHAEL KNUDSEN


why can’t hollywood let a handful of classic movies have protection from being remade?! there seems to be a growing epidemic of unnecessary remakes – case in point – an update of 1964’s my fair lady (based on the lerner and loewe stage musical) will be making its way to the silver screen once again! according to one of the film’s writers, actress emma thompson – the role of ‘eliza doolittle’ originally played on broadway in 1956 by julie andrews (the show won nine tony awards) and then the ever classic audrey hepburn (she didn’t sing though – her voice was dubbed with opera singer marni nixon – still alive at age 80!) will be going to english actress carey mulligan (who was a recent best actress nominee for an education) there’s still no word on who will play ‘professor henry higgins’ (originally played by rex harrison on both stage & screen) although rumors are suggesting hugh grant (that casting choice just made throw up a little bit in my mouth) the original film happens to be one of the best musicals ever brought to the screen (it won eight oscars!) they’ll never be able to top it – so why even bother? major ugh! between this and the possibility of the wizard of oz getting a cinematic update – i’m ready to jump off the nearest cliff! popbytes over & out … xoxo