Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke joining cast of Mary Poppins Returns?

Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are in talks to join the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, a new live-action adaptation of Mary Poppins. Meryl Streep is also rumored to be joining the lineup, playing a supporting role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in the film, due out Christmas Day 2018. Blunt will play Mary Poppins, while Miranda will play Jack, a new character who is a streetlighter. The plot summary says, “In Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and will follow a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks along with Michael's three children. After suffering a personal loss, the family is visited by Mary Poppins and Jack who help them rediscover the joys and excitement within the magic of life.” Rob Marshall will be directing the film and a new score has been written by Marc Shaiman, a Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winning composer. News source: E! Online, Variety, Dark Horizons Photo credit: E! Online
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