Buzzing: Emily Blunt to play Mary Poppins in sequel

Emily Blunt waves as she walks over to fans to give her autograph during the premiere of the film The Huntsman: Winter's War in Los Angeles, California, April 11, 2016.
Emily Blunt waves as she walks over to fans to give her autograph during the premiere of the film The Huntsman: Winter's War in Los Angeles, California, April 11, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

Emily Blunt to play Mary Poppins in sequel

Beloved cinematic singing nanny Mary Poppins will return to the big screen, this time with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway hit Hamilton, as her sidekick, Walt Disney said.

Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to 1964's Mary Poppins, opens on Christmas Day 2018 and will star Blunt in the titular role made famous by Julie Andrews. Miranda will play a new character named Jack, a street lamplighter in the film which will see Poppins returning to the now grown-up Jane Banks, Michael Banks and his three children after they suffer a personal loss, Disney said.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe