Rumors have circulated for years that Colin Firth would take on the role as phoneticist Henry Higgins, without any official announcements. Reviving the rumor, “Page Six” reports that Broadway tycoon James Nederlander Sr. said that the revival is on: “New generations never saw it. Colin Firth is already set. The female isn’t cast yet.” (In the past, young actresses from Carey Mulligan to Anne Hathaway have been linked to the role of Eliza Doolittle.) As to whether or not Colin Firth’s vocal cords would be up for it, Nederlander said, “Rex Harrison didn’t either. And everyone wants to see Colin Firth.” We can at least confirm that that is true.
From Mr. Darcy to Henry Higgins. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images