Word has come down that Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disney’s sequel to its beloved classic, ‘Mary Poppins Begins’. Is she joins, this will reunite Streep and Blunt who worked together in ‘The Devil Wear Prada’. Streep is said to be cast as Mary’s cousin Topsy, a character that wasn’t in the 1964 film.
‘Mary Poppins Returns’ screenplay will be written by David Magee and is referencing the seven Mary Poppins novels written by P.L. Travers. It takes place in Depression-ear London and follows and now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, and their children.
Like the original, this Mary will be a musical. Marc Shaiman will be composing an all new score and original songs with Emmy nominee and Tony winner Scott Wittman.
With these names, and all this talent, I’m looking forward to a new live action musical Disney movie. What are your thoughts on this new announcement?
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