The magical nanny is back with her magical umbrella as Disney is working on a new Mary Poppins film. The new tale promises to reunite the titular nanny with the Banks family. Read on for more details.
It has been twenty years since Julie Andrews donned a ‘sensible hat and parrot umbrella’ and taught us all the meaning of the word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” through song. But now Disney is bringing back “Mary Poppins” with Rob Marshall (Pirates of The Caribbean, Into the Woods) in a new movie. The new story, which will use P. L. Travers’ original Mary Poppins novels for inspiration, is reportedly going to be set years after the original film. Mary will be reunited with the banks family in depression era London and will no doubt sing a lot of songs in the process, Empire reports.
The filmmakers have been collaborating with the Travers estate for the making of the film and they have already obtained the blessing co-songwriter in the original movie, Richard Sherman. No word on when the movie will be out yet, but we may expect Disney to speed up the process given the enduring classic status of the original. According to Variety, the new Mary Poppins movie will feature new songs and score, composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman of “Hairspray” fame. Chim Chim Cher-ee indeed
It is still early days for casting announcements, but whoever replaces Julie Andrews will have some really big, albeit sensible, shoes to fill. Variety is suggesting Anne Hathaway, who has already played in a short parody sketch on SNL, but we have our hearts set on Victoria Summers from “Saving Mister Banks.” Another stalwart actress who has already played Mary Poppins, is Kristen Bell of “Frozen” fame.
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