Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns.
Filming is already underway on the sequel however director Rob Marshall has added the Murder, She Wrote star to an already expanding cast which includes Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Dick Van Dyke. Lansbury will play a Travers-created character called Balloon Lady.
The film, which draws from PL Travers’ other Poppins books, finds the magical nanny (Blunt) returning to the Banks family in Depression-era London to find that her charges Jane and Michael Banks have now grown up. Michael has three children of his own, and they all need a little help re-discovering the joy in life.
Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled to hit cinema screens on 25 December 2018.