British actress Keira Knightley
is expected to hit London's West End in the challenging role of Eliza Doolittle in a stage production of My Fair Lady
Knightley is reportedly "desperate" to play the cockney flower girl who is transformed into a well-spoken socialite, a part made famous by Audrey Hepburn
in the 1964 screen adaptation.
And theatre mogul Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who produced the 2001 production starring UK soap star Martine Mccutcheon
, is keen to consider the Pride And Prejudice
beauty for his new version, despite her lack of theatre experience.
A pal says, "Keira was studying the script madly while filming the sequels to Pirates Of The Caribbean
in the Bahamas. She is due to have a session with Sir Cameron's musical director in London. Keira is a huge fan of musicals and is desperate to do it."
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