Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have done some great work together, and there could be even more in the future.

The married duo may reunite professionally in the upcoming film "Not Fade Away." Blunt is in talks for a lead role, Deadline reports, and Krasinkski is already set to executive produce alongside David O. Russell ("Joy"). The project is based on Rebecca Alexander's 2015 memoir of the same name, in which the author shares her story of coping with a rare genetic mutation and pushing herself to excel in spite of her physical limitations.

Although both Krasinski and Russell have written and helmed critically acclaimed films in the past, they won't fill those roles for this project, per Deadline. Instead, playwright Lindsey Ferrentino is working on the script. It remains to be seen who will direct.

Blunt seems like a great choice for the project. She won her first Golden Globe for her most recent film, "Mary Poppins Returns," and has been nominated for six dating back to 2007's "The Devil Wear Prada." Meanwhile, her performance in "A Quiet Place" earned her a SAG Award.

Notably, "A Quiet Place" starred both Blunt and Krasinski. Not only did he have a lead role, he wrote, directed, and executive produced it. If Blunt does reach a deal for "Not Fade Away," it will give them a chance to create a similarly successful film.

[via: Deadline]