Disney has announced the release date for "Mary Poppins Returns," a sequel to the 1964 classic. The new film will open December 25, 2018, and will star Emily Blunt and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Blunt is reuniting with her "Into the Woods" director Rob Marshall for the project.
Plot details about the movie were also unveiled:
"Mary Poppins Returns" is part of Disney's big push to draw from its deep well of familiar, beloved stories. The studio is making live-action versions of many popular animated fairy tales, like "Beauty and the Beast" and a Cruella de Vil movie.
Blunt has been cast as Mary Poppins and Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers' seven additional novels, the story 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."
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