Anne Hathaway has reportedly been lined up to play Eliza Doolittle in an upcoming screen adaptation of My Fair Lady. Which means that, yes, we would get to see her try and wrap her tongue around the hugely distinctive Cockney accent.

According to The Sun, producer Cameron Mackintosh (who worked with Anne on Les Misérables) is behind the project – and desperate to recreate the Oscar-winning movie’s success. “Cameron feels having Anne on board will help replicate the success of Les Mis.”

Her one-time co-star Jim Sturgess has also confessed he isn't surprised by her singing success and thinks she is perfect for musical roles.

Jim told BANG Showbiz: "I know how much she loves singing. When we were shooting the film 'One Day' she was always breaking out into theatrical songs. So I was already pretty sure that she'd be able to pull ['Les Miserables'] off."