Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to play the title role in the sequel to the 1964 musical fantasy film Mary Poppins. The original Mary Poppins movie was based mostly on P.L. Travers? first book that was published in 1934. His last book in the series was released in 1988.
Blunt who is famous for her roles in movies like The Devil Wears Prada and Into the Woods recently met with the Disney studio team to talk about the idea of playing the magical nanny, according to Variety. Blunt has worked alongside John DeLuca and Marc Platt, the project’s producers, and director Rob Marshall in the movie Into the Woods, and has always been the favorite for the role. Disney and Marshall are teaming up to develop a new live-action musical.
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the composers of the original songs, will be coming up with new ones as well. David Magee is roped in to write the screenplay.
This movie is based on P.L.Travers? additional seven novels. The story is set in depression-era London and revolves around Michael Banks, who is grown-up now and has his own children. Elder sister Jane returns and soon after, their beloved Mary Poppins comes back to help in their tough times, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The original 1964 film Mary Poppins featured Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the story of a nanny who came to work for a banker’s unhappy family. The film was a massive hit and grossed $100 million at the box office. The original Mary Poppins also won five Oscars.
Blunt has acted in movies like Five Year Engagement, Sicario and Edge of Tomorrow. She will be seen next with Chris Hemsworth in The Huntsman: Winter?s War that is scheduled for release on April 22.