Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda to lead oddly titled Mary Poppins sequel
Move over, Julie Andrews, there’s a new Mary Poppins in town. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are taking over in the sequel to the classic 1964 musical.hollywood Updated: Jun 01, 2016 13:34 IST
Move over, Julie Andrews, there’s a new Mary Poppins in town.
Walt Disney Studios announced Tuesday that Into the Woods star Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of the PL Travers-created nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic, with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joining as a new character, Jack, the street lamplighter.
The film, entitled Mary Poppins Returns, will centre on a now-grown Michael Banks and his three children in the aftermath of a tragedy and the help they get from Mary Poppins and Jack in Depression-era London.
Rob Marshall is set to direct off of a script from Finding Neverland writer David Magee.
The film is scheduled to hit theatres on December 25, 2018.
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