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Keira Knightley Backs Out From 'My Fair Lady'

January 15, 2010 (9:54 am) GMT
Although Keira Knightley was previously dying to land role as Eliza Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady, the actress has pulled herself out from the audition of the lead role.

has withdrawn from the race to win the lead role in the upcoming "" remake after waiting more than two years for the movie to begin production. The actress read for the role in 2007 and was even said to have taken singing lessons in the hope of landing the part of Eliza Doolittle, made famous by in the 1964 musical.

She said of the "My Fair Lady" remake last year 2009, "I auditioned for it about two years ago, and I think it's been a matter of trying to assemble the correct team to do it that is going to make as interesting a movie and as good a movie as possible. There are good whispers going around, you know, and hopefully they'll come to fruition."

Knightley was never offered the part - and now she's taken herself out of consideration, according to Britain's Daily Mail. "" star is now tipped to take the coveted role.

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