Actress Emma Thompson, who wrote the script for the new version of the film, disclosed Mulligan"s involvement as she attended the premier of her latest Nanny McPhee film. “I think Carey is set to play it, yes," the Telegraph quoted her as telling BBC Five Live.
She also said that she was keen for actor Hugh Grant to play the role of Henry Higgins that had originally been performed by late actor Rex Harrison. “I love Hugh so I"d love him to do it. He might want to, he might not want to, so we don"t know yet. But hopefully we"ll make it later this year," Thompson added.