Emily Blunt Is ‘In Talks’ To Play Mary Poppins In A Disney Sequel
There’s some seriously supercalifragilisticexpialidocious film news in the pipeline (sorry, couldn't resist), according to new reports, with Emily Blunt said to be ‘in talks’ to play actual Mary Poppins in Disney’s upcoming sequel.
One word: YAAAAAAS.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Emily is close to signing a deal to star as Julie Andrews’ ultimate nanny in Rob Marshall’s reboot of one of our favourite Disney films of all time ever, with the actress having reportedly already met with the Walt Disney Company.
Emily previously worked with Rob and producers John DeLuca and Marc Platt on Into The Woods.
Her decision, however, could depend on timing, according to Variety, as Emily is currently pregnant with her and John Krasinski’s second child.
It’s reported that the film will take lines from P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins books, and will take place 20 years after the first film, which brings it into Depression-era London.
An all-grown-up Michael Banks and his own children are thought to be at the centre of the sequel, with big sis Jane returning before Mary Poppins comes back to give him some help.
Save us a seat for opening night at the cinema, please. We can't wait to see this!
- By Rachel Pilcher
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