Is Emily Blunt the next Mary Poppins?
It Seems Emily Blunt will be the next Mary Poppins in an upcoming big-screen sequel to the 1964 Disney classic
It Seems Emily Blunt will be the next Mary Poppins in an upcoming big-screen sequel to the 1964 Disney classic.
The English actress, known for her roles in Into the Woods and The Devil Wears Prada, recently met with Disney studio bosses to discuss the role, reports a website.
The deal is yet to be signed due to scheduling issues, which could be because the star is expecting her second child with her actor husband John Krasinski.
The original Mary Poppins film starred Julie Andrews as Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as the happy-go-lucky chimney sweep Bert, and is still a much-loved family classic more than 50 years after it was released.
A still from Mary Poppins (1964)
The new film, to be produced by John DeLuca and Marc Platt, will take place in London, 20 years after the first film and will focus on the nanny’s continued adventures with the Banks family.