18 February 2011 7:52 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The My Fair Lady movie musical that's been rumored for years now is back in the news again, with Carey Mulligan once again up for the Eliza Doolittle role, but a new, seriously exciting name attached to Henry Higgins. According to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye-- someone with much more reliable information than you usually see from UK tabloid rumors, it's worth noting-- Colin Firth is back in the running to play the Professor in the project in the works at Sony. Firth had been a favorite of producers Duncan Kenworthy and Cameron Mackintosh years ago, but the studio reportedly wanted someone more famous along the lines of Hugh Grant. Now, of course, Firth is a guaranteed Best Actor winner and star of the hugely successful The King's Speech, and fickle Sony wants him back. The main problem at the moment has nothing to do with the actors-- Mulligan »

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