Emily Blunt In Talks To Star In ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel
Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to star in a Mary Poppins sequel from Disney.
Emily Blunt As Mary Poppins?
Blunt, 32, could be Mary Poppins in Disney’s planned sequel to the 1964 classic that starred Julie Andrews in the titular role, according to Entertainment Weekly. Helming the picture is Rob Marshall, who previously directed Blunt – and got a feel for her vocal chops – in Disney’s Into the Woods.
The Mary Poppins sequel will reportedly pick up 20 years after the original took place, when the magical nanny cared for the Banks children in Edwardian London. Dick Van Dyke starred in the movie as Mary Poppins’ closet friend Bert, a jack-of-all-trades fellow with a cockney accent.
The sequel, like the original, will be based on P.L. Travers’ eight-book children’s series that followed the adventures of the nanny and her young charges.
Blunt will next be seen in Snow White and The Huntsman sequel, The Huntsman Winter’s War, alongside Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain and Sam Claflin. In 2016, Blunt will also be seen in The Girl on a Train with Justin Theroux and Laura Prepon, and lend her voice to children’s animated movie Animal Crackers. Blunt will do voice work again for 2017’s My Little Pony and 2018’s Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.