While this is yet to be officially confirmed the adaptation was written my Thompson herself so she is likely to know the truth. The role was previously being fought over by both Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson, both of whom appear to have been beaten by the fresh new face. This is a sure sign of Mulligan’s new star power coming off her role in An Education in which Emma Thompson also appeared.
Fun though the Nanny McPhee films are for kids it’s nice to see Thompson returning to more adult films, the likes of which have won her awards in the past. More Mulligan isn’t a bad thing either, but can she sing?
Carey Mulligan is also rumoured to be in contention for the title role in the English language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.