A ‘Jolly Holiday’ Indeed: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt to Star in ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2018

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Move over, Julie Andrews, there's a new Mary Poppins in town.

Walt Disney Studios announced Tuesday that "Into the Woods" star Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of the P.L. Travers-created nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic, with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joining as a new character, Jack, Mary Poppin's street-lamplighter friend.

The film, entitled "Mary Poppins Returns," will center on a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks and his three children in the aftermath of a tragedy and the help they get from Mary Poppins and Jack in Depression-era London.

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Rob Marshall is set to direct off of a script from "Finding Neverland" writer David Magee.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2018.

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