News - February 19, 2016

Emily Blunt in talks to star in reboot of Disney classic Mary Poppins
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Emily Blunt in talks to star in reboot of Disney classic Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt is in talks to star in a reboot of iconic Disney classic Mary Poppins.

According to Variety, the new movie will be set 20 years after the events of the first movie and will take place in a London in the midst of the great depression. It will take inspiration from P.L. Travers’ children books focusing on Poppins’ continued adventures with the Banks family.

Rob Marshall, who directed Blunt on Into The Woods, is set to direct the movie, which will be produced by John DeLuca and Marc Platt. Blunt hasn't signed up yet, but according to the report she is very much the frontrunner for the role. 

The announcement of a new Mary Poppins movie is the latest for Disney as they look to create a series of live-action blockbusters inspired by their family classics, with new adaptations of Beauty And The Beast, Prince Charming, Pinnochio, Mulan, Dumbo and The Jungle Book are currently in either production or developlment. 

Blunt will next be seen in big-budget fantasy prequel Huntsman: Winter's War, while Sicario, the multi-Oscar nominated thriller in which she starred in 2015, is now out on DVD and available to buy on the right-hand side of the page. 

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