Keira Knightley is begging studio bosses to finally cast her as the lead in the remake of My Fair Lady - because she's been preparing for the part for two years.
Reports have been circulating since September (08) suggesting Knightley has secured the role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's comedy of manners, Pygmalion.
But she insists casting directors have not made a final decision since she first read for the role in 2007, and she will ignore rumours she's landed the part until she receives confirmation from her managers.
Knightley tells Moviefone.com, "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."