Date: 29th July 2016
Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns.
If a deal closes, the family film would reunite Streep with the 'Into the Woods' musical team of Blunt, director Rob Marshall, and producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca. Streep and Blunt also shared the screen in 'The Devil Wears Prada'. Marshall and John De Luca are also producing.
Streep is said to play the role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn’t in the 1964 classic. Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in “Into the Woods,” which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination.
The Mary Poppins sequel hits theaters Dec. 25, 2018.
Source: Press Release