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Pierce Brosnan and Helena Bonham Carter team up for Pygmalion movie

Pierce Brosnan is setting out to woo Helena Bonham Carter in a romantic comedy based on the true story behind a 1914 production of the play Pygmalion.

The former James Bond star will portray playwright George Bernard Shaw in Not Bloody Likely, in which he attempts to convince his ex, Pat Campbell, played by Bonham Carter, to take on the London West End role of Eliza Doolittle in the hopes of rekindling their previous romance.

The story is told from the viewpoint of a production assistant, and will be written and directed by Joel Hopkins, who previously worked with Brosnan on 2013’s The Love Punch, reports Deadline.

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Production is planned to begin in the U.K. in the spring (2021).

Shaw debuted Pygmalion in 1913, and the play went on to form the basis of the 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews, and 1964 film adaptation, featuring Audrey Hepburn.

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