Before there was Nanny McPhee, there was Mary Poppins first.
The 1964 classic Disney film about the magical nanny who helped put a family back together is getting a sequel, and actress Emily Blunt is taking on the coveted role of Mary Poppins. The starring role once belonged to Julie Andrews—the role that catapulted her to fame. The movie was such a big hit that a famous word used in the film, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, made it to the dictionary.
Mary Poppins Returns, which is set to come out in 2018, will be directed by Rob Marshall, who also directed award-winning films Chicago and Into the Woods. Marshall shares in an interview with Entertainment Weekly: “The bar is so high for this,” he said. “But to be able to walk in the footsteps of this beautiful story about a woman who brings magic to this family that’s looking for wonder and hope and joy in their lives… I feel a great responsibility and reverence every day. We all feel it. We’re just lifting it up to get there with the right intentions behind it.”
Take a look at the photos from the film here:
Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep.
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