A Golden Globe-winning actress is in talks to be the new Mary Poppins as Disney moves toward a sequel to its classic 1964 movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emily Blunt, who has been considered a front-runner for the role since news of the project broke in September, is actively negotiating with the studio.
“Rob Marshall is directing the new untitled movie, which will be set some 20 years after the tale in the first film that starred Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke,” THR reports. “It will also take its cues from the book series that P.L. Travers wrote.”
The London-born Blunt won a Golden Globe in 2007 for her work in the TV production “Gideon’s Daughter.” She was also nominated the same year for “The Devil Wears Prada,” and has since received three more Golden Globe nominations — for “The Young Victoria” in 2010, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” in 2013 and “Into the Woods” last year.