Over the weekend, Walt Disney Pictures released the official trailer for its upcoming film, “Mary Poppins Returns.”
The film is a sequel to the beloved classic, “Mary Poppins,” in which Julie Andrews starred 54 years ago.
This time, Emily Blunt takes up the mantle of the nanny who is practically perfect in every way. This time around Disney says, “Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives.”
Emily Blunt has appeared in many films and television shows. She starred in films such as “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Girl on the Train.” Next month, she will star in the horror film, “A Quiet Place.”
Meryl Streep joins the fun as Mary’s cousin Topsy. It is the third film in which Streep and Blunt have co-starred. They also appeared together in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Into the Woods.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as the lamplighter, Jack. Best known for his Tony-winning Broadway hit, “Hamilton,” Miranda was also nominated last year for an Academy Award for writing the Original Song nominee “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.”
“Mary Poppins Returns” also stars Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, and Angela Lansbury.
The movie is based on the series of books by P.L. Travers, although her series continues the adventure of the Banks children through their childhood. David Magee wrote the screenplay. He is a two-time Oscar nominee for the adapted screenplays “Finding Neverland” and “Life of Pi.”
Rob Marshall directs this film. He was nominated for the 2002 Best Picture winner “Chicago.” He also directed “Into the Woods,” “Nine,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
Disney is releasing the film on December 25.