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Colin Firth Again Being Pursued For 'My Fair Lady' Remake; Carey Mulligan Still Attached

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 18, 2011 2:13 AM
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Shooting Won't Start Til 2012, But Rights Issues May Cause More DelaysColin Firth's had a somewhat curious career trajectory so far. From boy wonder in "Another Country," to your mom's favorite prickly heartthrob in "Pride & Prejudice," to chubby villain in "Shakespeare in Love," to your mom's favorite prickly heartthrob (again) in "Bridget Jones' Diary," to singing dad in "Mamma Mia," he's finally become a bona fide leading man, and A-list star, after last year's brilliant "A Single Man," and the critical and commercial behemoth that "The King's Speech" has become. The actor is about ten days away from picking up a Best Actor Oscar (let's face it, any suspense has gone at this point...), but he's already become firmly in demand.

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