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According to sources, “The Devil Wears Prada” actress Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns”! The Oscar-winning actress is said to play the role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy.
Directed by Rob Marshall (from “Into The Woods”), the script will be penned by “Finding Neverland” writer, David Magee while Oscar-winning composer Marc Shaiman and Broadway musician Scott Wittman (both from “Hairspray”) will be in charge of the film’s soundtrack.
“Mary Poppins Returns”, which stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda (from “Hamilton”) as Jack, a street-lamp lighter, takes place in 1930s London, where grown-up Jane and Michael Banks live with Michael’s 3 children. The Banks family are visited by Mary Poppins (played by Emily Blunt) after an awful family tragedy.
Disney’s “Mary Poppins” was based on Pamela Lyndon Travers’ children book of the same name. Travers wrote a total of 7 books that were published between 1935 to 1988. The original 1964 musical stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
“I am truly humbled and honoured to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen. The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation,” director Marshall said in a recent statement.
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“Mary Poppins Returns” is slated for release on 25th December 2018.