Thompson writes My Fair Lady July 18, 2008 Emma Thompson to write ‘My Fair Lady’ Emma Thompson will pen the remake of My Fair Lady. The project, which Keira Knightley is circling, is a remake of the 1964 movie musical starring Audrey Hepburn as Cockney flower girl-turned socialite Eliza Doolittle. In turn, the film was adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. Thompson told reporters that writing the film will take a long time because she does not use a word processor. “I’m a Luddite, and I write longhand with an old fountain pen,” she said. Thompson is the only person to have won Oscars for both acting (1992’s Howard’s End) and screenwriting (1995’s Sense And Sensibility).