That’s going to be set twenty years after the 1964 classic, and Rob Marshall (who worked with Blunt on Into the Woods), is already attached to direct. David Magee is writing the script, and it’s thought that the movie will borrow some material from the P.L. Travers book series. The first of those was published in 1934 and the last hit shelves back in 1984.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The story is set in Depression-era London and revolving 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 comes back to help.”
Not much is known beyond that, but it will be a musical, so expect to hear Blunt sing!
The actress will next be seen alongside Chris Hemsworth in The Huntsman: The Winter’s War on April 22nd. A release date for this new take on Mary Poppins has not yet been revealed, but Blunt is a fan-favourite choice for the role and most definitely looks the part!