It looks like Meryl Streep will be taking a spoonful of sugar at Disney along with Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins.
Reports are saying that the actress is close to signing on to play Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, in director Rob Marshall’s reboot/sequel.
Oh and Into the Woods fans, she will sing in the role…
David Magee wrote the screenplay, based on the stories by P.L. Travers, with Marc Shaiman composing an all-new score and writing originals songs with Emmy nominee and Tony-winner Scott Wittman.
Blunt stars as the title character in the film with Manuel-Miranda, star of the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” playing another new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven Mary Poppins novels, the story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
The Mary Poppins sequel hits theaters Dec. 25, 2018.