Carey Mulligan's Best Actress Oscar nomination for 'An Education' transformed her from little-known ingenue into red carpet royalty, so an educational transformation from screechy London street urchin to well-spoken duchess shouldn't be too big a stretch.

Mulligan is all but signed to play Eliza Doolittle, the role made famous on Broadway by Julie Andrews and onscreen by Audrey Hepburn in a new version of 'My Fair Lady.' So says the film's screenwriter, Oscar-winning actress-turned-Oscar-winning scribe Emma Thompson. Talking to the BBC on Thursday while promoting her new movie 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang,' Thompson said of the Doolittle role, "I think Carey is set to play it, yes."
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