First image of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins surfaces
Mar 04 2017
Emily Blunt replaces Julie Andrews as the practically ideal nanny, who's reunited with the Banks family 20 years after the events of the original film.
With the truly magical casting of the "Girl on the Train" actress as Poppins and "Hamilton" maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda as her lamplighter friend named Jack, the project is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films on the horizon.
And the infamous carpet bag is still there, although it's had a bit of a makeover from the looks of things. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee David Magee ("Life of Pi") based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Oscar nominee and Tony victor Marc Shaiman ("Hairspray") and Emmy nominee and Tony victor Scott Wittman ("Hairspray") writing all new songs with Shaiman composing an original score.
Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters are also featured in the Rob Marshall film, which is now in production in London.
What's more, Dick Van Dyke will also make a very special appearance in the sequel. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer), who were kids in Disney's 1964 "Mary Poppins", have grown up. Rob Marshall is directing the new adventure, which floats into theaters December 25, 2018. She also brings in her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl). The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers, with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.
Feb 26 2017 Ex-labor secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chair
And so far, Democratic leaders said, people are calling local party headquarters and volunteering to help. Progressive activists said the outcome would be representative of their standing within the party.
Feb 24 2017 Thousands furious over giraffe birth cam being shut down
Park officials ask that curious viewers and supporters not contact them Thursday, as the zoo has been inundated with messages. The park says YouTube chose to take down the feed briefly after animal rights extremists complained about it.
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The film was previously set up at Paramount, but Netflix jumped on the project after Paramount's CEO Brad Grey stepped down. An exact release date has not been announced yet, but the movie is expected to start production later this year.