Could the remake of 'My Fair Lady' be in trouble? It was nearly nine months ago that 'Slumdog Millionaire' director Danny Boyle was supposedly at the helm of the picture, which Keira Knightley has been attached to for some time. Then that fell through, and now, per Screenrush, there is word that 'Atonement' and 'Pride & Prejudice' director Joe Wright, after being buttonholed at the London Film Festival, has acknowledged he isn't directing the remake, either.

The original 1964 film is considered a classic -- an icon of movie musicals during the era in which they were last considered hip. Directed by George Cukor and produced by Jack Warner, 'My Fair Lady' captured eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Some purists argue that remaking 'My Fair Lady,' based on the musical play by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe-itself based on G.B. Shaw's play 'Pygmalion,' would be as fatal an error as remaking 'Gone With the Wind.'
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