According to ComingSoon, production has begun on MARY POPPINS RETURNS. The sequel to the iconic 1964 Mary Poppins is being filmed at England’s Shepperton Studios.
Set to star in the title role is Emily Blunt along with Lin-Manuel Miranda who will play a new character. The film will take us back to the familiar Walt Disney adaptation of the PL Travers books.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Reuniting the director and producing team behind Disney’s hit film musical “Into the Woods,” the film will be directed by Oscar® nominee, Emmy® and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, Emmy winner and Golden Globe® nominee John DeLuca and Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt. The screenplay will be written by Oscar nominee David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by P.L. Travers, with Oscar nominee and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman composing an all-new score and Shaiman and Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Scott Wittman writing original songs.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS flies into theatres on December 25, 2018.