Hollywood legend Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the upcoming Disney film Mary Poppins Returns. If she does end up joining the cast, this would be the third time that Streep and blunt have starred in a film together. They first starred in The Devil Wears Prada in 2005 and more recently, Into The Woods in 2014. Mary Poppins Returns is also being directed by Rob Marshall, who directed Into The Woods.
Apparently the story will be as follow:
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.
Meryl Streep can currently be seen in Florence Foster Jenkins, which releases August 12. Mary Poppins returns will be released in 2018.