One of the most decorated performers in Hollywood history is set to join the high-profile “Mary Poppins” sequel from Disney. Variety reports that Meryl Streep is in talks to be a part of “Mary Poppins Returns,” which already has Emily Blunt and “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda lined up.
“If a deal closes, the family film would reunite Streep with the ‘Into the Woods’ musical team of Blunt, director Rob Marshall, and producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca,” Variety notes. “Streep and Blunt also shared the screen in ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ Marshall and John De Luca are also producing.”
With Blunt in the title role, Streep will reportedly tackle the role of Topsy, Poppins’ cousin, a supporting role that was not included in the original 1964 film. “Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in ‘Into the Woods,’ which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination,” the report notes.
Along with her three Oscars — for “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Iron Lady” — Streep’s many accolades include Emmys for the 1978 production “Holocaust” and 2003’s “Angels in America.”