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MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2018): Emily Blunt And Lin-Manuel Miranda To Headline

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Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda cast as the leads in Mary Poppins Returns. The two award-winning actors will carry Disney‘s sequel to the studio’s classic 1964 musical film.

With Blunt set to play the flying nanny and Miranda cast as new character Jack the street lamplighter, the project can count on a cast of actors with a reliable background in musical theatre and films. Not only that, but the movie’s director is none other than Academy Award-nominee Rob Marshall, who previously directed

Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels, the 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. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

“I am truly humbled and honored 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,” says Marshall.

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