Thursday, June 02, 2016

He Lights the Way

And joining Emily Blunt in Disneys forthcoming remake/continuation of Mary Poppins will be...none other than Broadway king Lin-Manuel Miranda!

The Hamilton sensation is set to play a lamplighter named Jack in the project, which will be set 20 years after the events of the 1964 classic and – given that it will be based on P.L. TraversThe Mary Poppins Stories chronicle the character’s later travels.

Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) will direct for a Christmas Day 2018 release.

The new Depression Era-set film will center on a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with his tree kids, are visited by Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Together with Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder they are so missing in their lives.


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