The First Photo of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins
Update: Hit the jump to check out the first look photo of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda filming scenes as Jack, a lamp-lighter that gets up in the adventure with Mary Poppins.
Walt Disney Pictures has finally released the first glimpse at Emily Blunt in full Mary Poppins gear in the all new sequel to its 1964 film Mary Poppins.
Mary Poppins Returns also boasts an all-star supporting cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Meryl Streep as Poppins’ cousin Topsy,Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw as Jane and Michael Banks and Julie Walters as the Banks’s housekeeper Ellen all star in the film in which both original star Dick Van Dyke and beloved actress Angela Lansbury will have cameos he as a crotchety Mr. Dawes Jr., who also appeared in the original, she as the Balloon Lady, who appeared in P.L. Travers‘ original children’s series. The principal cast also includes Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins, who runs the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns also introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. The original follow-up to the cherished musical arrives in theaters December 25, 2018. The screenplay is by David Magee.
Gorgeous new costume, but Julie Andrews is incomparable. It would be shallow of me, however, to make presumptions on Blunt’s performance just based on her appearance. In terms of being an actress, I think she can pull it off. Here’s the plot of the film:
Michael and Jane are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen, living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Update: Following the first look photo of Emily Blunt shooting scenes in Mary Poppins Returns, more photos are out of the actress along with a first photo of Lin-Manuel Miranda as this film’s equivalent of the Dick Van Dyke role from the original Disney feature.
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