“Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda and “The Girl On The Train’s” Emily Blunt will co-star in a sequel to the iconic Disney film “Mary Poppins Returns” that will debut in 2018.
According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Miranda and Blunt will portray Mary Poppins and a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack.
The film is a sequel to the 1964 Disney classic.
The film will be directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, and Marc Platt.
“Mary Poppins Returns” will feature a screenplay by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by P.L. Travers, an all-new score from Marc Shaiman.
The story will reportedly take place in Depression-era London and will follow a now-grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by Mary Poppins.
Mary Poppins and Jack will then help the family find the missing joy in their lives.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen. The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation,” said Marshall in a statement.
Miranda is the creative force behind the Broadway smash hits “Hamilton” and “In the Heights.”
The actor and playwright is moving quickly into the film, having been asked to write new songs for Disney’s animated film “Moana.”
Moana also wrote music for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The 1964 film, which was produced by Walt Disney himself, has made $670.8 million in total since its release, according to CNN.
Julie Andrews, who originally portrayed Mary Poppins, won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the “perfectly perfect” Nanny.
“Mary Poppins Returns” will debut in theaters Dec. 25, 2018.