Date: 19th February 2016
Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Disney’s sequel to “Mary Poppins” with Rob Marshall set to direct.
John DeLuca and Marc Platt will serve as producers on the movie. Sources say Blunt has always been the favorite since all four worked together on “Into the Woods.” With Disney looking to get the film into production soon, the studio recently met with the actress to discuss the idea of playing the magical nanny.
The deal is not yet set in stone due to scheduling. News recently broke that Blunt is expecting her second child and that may play into her decision.
Insiders confirm the new film will take place in Depression-era London 20 years after the first film and will take story lines from P.L. Travers’ children books focusing on Poppins’ continued adventures with the Banks family.
Source: Press Release