The Huntsman: Winter’s War’s Emily Blunt is Practically Perfect in Everyway as she enters talks for Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins sequel
She was last seen in the hard hitting Sicario and word is that sought after British Actress Emily Blunt has entered talks for Disney's Mary Poppins follow-up.
The Into the Woods and Edge of Tomorrow favourite seems practically perfect for the role made famous by Hollywood legend Julie Andrews in 1964 with Variety and The Wrap reporting that Blunt is in talks to reteam with her Into the Woods Director Rob Marshall to star as the magical nanny in the sequel that will take place 20 years after the much-loved Disney musical.
Into the Woods Producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca are also attached to the project that will be based on the PL Travers novels that continued Mary Poppins's story after she flew away with her umbrella and will be set in Depression-era London.
Word is that the film will centre on an adult Michael Banks will be helped out by big sister Jane as he experiences tough times with his own kids, and both are excited as Mary Poppins swoops back onto the scene to get them through it.
There is no word yet if Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, who played loveable 'cockney' chimney sweep Bert, will make cameo appearances in the sequel.
Blunt returns to Cinemas as Freya - the Ice Queen in Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s The Huntsman: Winter's War along Jessica Chastain and Charlize Theron on April 8. She also has The Girl on the Train due for release in October in post production for filmmaker Tate Taylor, she’ll also lend her voice to Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava’s Animal Crackers and Jayson Thiessen’s My Little Pony: The Movie.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR HITS CINEMAS ON APRIL 8