First look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins

2017-03-06 11:00
 

Cape Town – In case you missed it Disney is bringing Mary Poppins back. 

Emily Blunt will lead the star studded cast as everyone's favourite nanny in Mary Poppins Returns

Disney has released the first picture of Blunt in costume and it's simply perfect. 

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The biggest addition to the cast is Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who will be playing Jack, a lamplighter.

Photos of the pair on set have been leaked online. 

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Other cast members include Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.

The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. 

More about the plot

The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.

In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. 

After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. 

She also introduces the children to a new assortment of colourful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). 

The film is set to be released in December 2018. 

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