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    Keira Knightley beats Scarlett Johansson to be My Fair Lady

    Keira Knightley may not yet have won any awards for her acting, but she has become the victor in a battle close to her heart.

    Mandrake hears that the 24-year-old actress has beaten Scarlett Johansson to the part of Eliza Doolittle in a new film adaptation of My Fair Lady.

    Her victory comes as I can disclose that Joe Wright, who inspired Knightley to her best performance, in Pride and Prejudice, has been chosen to direct the film.

    In August, I reported that Knightley had been forced to compete with Johansson, 24, for the role of the Cockney flower seller played by Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 film.

    "I have two actresses as potential Elizas, one British, the other American," said Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who is producing the film with Duncan Kenworthy, at the time. "You'd know their names, but I'm not letting on."

    Last week, Kenworthy said: "I think Keira would be absolutely fabulous in it." Emma Thompson is writing the script for the film, for which Daniel Craig has been mooted as a possible Professor Henry Higgins.

    After I disclosed in 2006 that Knightley was being lined up for the part by Sir Cameron, she confirmed last year that she had auditioned and begun singing lessons.

    Wright had been due to direct Indian Summer, a film about the relationship between Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, but he has been forced to abandon it after nine months' work. The Indian government had expressed concern about its portrayal of the alleged love affair.
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    I don't like remakes but I prefer Keira over Scarlett
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    That pic! She looks like such an idiot.

    Both are hideous, IMO. Plague or cholera, I can't decide.
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    Keira is the better actor.

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    Is she? Cause all I ever see is that immovable upper lip.
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    I am so pissed they are remaking this. I can't stand her mouth breathing.

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    I think Keira is more fit for this role then Scarlett

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    Great, another classic they're gonna ruin.

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    Jeezus H., WHY does every f**king role in hollywood have to be between these two?

    Are you telling me these two are the only ones available for every f**king role in movies?

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    They are both awful.

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    I saw a movie recently where Keira was singing and she was surprisingly good. The movie was forgettable. "The Edge of Love" it was called. She might be very good in it. Much better than Scarlet who has a horrible voice imo.

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    English movie, period piece, brunette lead.... yea, Keira is pretty much the default for these types of films. Whatever. I prefer her over Scarlett.

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