Meryl Streep is set to join the cast of Mary Poppins Returns
, the upcoming sequel to Disney's Mary Poppins
Streep is set to play Poppins' cousin Topsy, a supporting role that wasn't featured in the 1964 film.
Lin Manuel-Miranda and Emily Blunt, who is set to play Mary Poppins, will also feature in the film directed by Rob Marshall (Annie
, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
and Into The Woods
According to Variety
, Mary Poppins Returns
is set to take place in Depression-era London, 20 years after the original film, and follows the now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks who are visited by Mary Poppins after a personal loss. Poppins will help the family rediscover job and wonder that has since gone missing in their lives.
Mary Poppins Returns
is expected to hit cinemas in 2018.
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