Following from last weekend’s initial glimpse of Emily Blunt as the bewitching Disney heroine Mary Poppins from Rob Marshall’s forthcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns, we can provide you with the very first look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Jack from the movie!
The creator and star of Broadway musical sensation Hamilton, and key songwriter for Disney’s delightful aquatic adventure Moana, Miranda joins a hugely impressive ensemble including the likes of Ben Whishaw, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, and even the legendary Dick Van Dyke.
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).
Mary Poppins Returns is currently in production in the heart of the British Capital, and is scheduled for a UK and US release at Christmas in 2018.
Source: Curtain Call