Lin-Manuel Miranda, an American actor and the genius behind Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights, will start on “Mary Poppins Returns.”
The production is a sequel to the 1964 film.
Miranda shared the news on her Facebook based on a tweet from Jason Imms.
EVERYBODY FREAK OUT
Production has begun on “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the 1964 film, starring Emily Blunt and @Lin_Manuel :O pic.twitter.com/bXvCARd1S6
— Jason Imms (@jasonimms) February 10, 2017
Miranda will star across Emily Blunt.
Also starring in the film are Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters.
Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the new Banks children.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is slated for Christmas Day 2018,