Meryl Streep in talks to join Emily Blunt in 'Mary Poppins' sequel
Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disney's sequel to Mary Poppins, THR has confirmed.
The move will reteam the Oscar-winning actress with director Rob Marshall, who directed her in Disney's Into the Woods.
The story is set in Depression-era London and revolves around a now-grown Michael Banks, who has children of his own. In tough times, big sister Jane returns and soon after, their beloved Mary Poppins (Blunt) comes back to help.
Miranda is playing a lamplighter friend of Poppins' who teams up with her to help the family.
Streep will play Topsy, Poppins' cousin.
Marshall is producing with Marc Platt and John DeLuca. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will be composing original songs and an all-new score. David Magee is attached to write the screenplay.
Streep next appears opposite Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, which Paramount opens August. The actress, wearing a flag dress, was in fine form earlier this week at the Democratic Convention.