Emily Blunt In Talks To Play Mary Poppins

Actress Emily Blunt is in talks to be the new Mary Poppins.

“EW has learned that Emily Blunt is in negotiations for the role of magical nanny Mary Poppins in Disney’s forthcoming original musical film starring the beloved character. The casting would re-team Blunt with the film’s director, Rob Marshall, who previously worked with the actress in Disney’s most recent live-action musical: 2014’s Into the Woods.

Set in Depression-era London some 20 years after the events of the classic 1964 screen adaptation Mary Poppins, the sequel will pull its story from the available adventures of Mary Poppins as chronicled by author P.L. Travers’ 1934–88 children’s book series.” [READ MORE]