Boyle for My Fair Lady remake March 5, 2009 “Slumdog” helmer in talks to direct “My Fair Lady” update Danny Boyle is reportedly in talks to direct the Emma Thompson-scripted My Fair Lady remake. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar winner director is debating whether to next take on the classic musical or make teen-assassin movie “Hanna”. The Slumdog helmer was also rumoured for the next Bond film, however he has since denied these claims. My Fair Lady, which originated as a Broadway musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, was first adapted for the screen in 1964 – with Audrey Hepburn as the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle. Keira Knightley was in negotiations last year to star as Eliza Doolittle in the new version, although the actress’ involvement in the project has not been confirmed.