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MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2018): Colin Firth Joins Disney Sequel

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Colin Firth Set To Join The Cast Of Mary Poppins Returns

Academy Award-winning The King’s Speech actor Colin Firth will play a role in Disney‘s upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

Joining a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Meryl Streep, Firth is slated to play William Weatherall Wilkins. Created exclusively for the movie, Wilkins is president of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which appeared in the original Mary Poppins film.

Reuniting the director and producing team behind Disney’s hit film musical Into the WoodsMary Poppins Returns will be directed by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee John DeLuca and Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt. The screenplay will be written by Oscar nominee David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by P.L. Travers, with Oscar nominee and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman composing an all-new score and Shaiman and Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Scott Wittman writing original songs.

Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels, the sequel’s story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss.

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