New Mary Poppins Movie in the Works
For a lot of theater fans who grew up in the 20th
Century, Mary Poppins is probably one of the first movie-musicals that they’ve ever seen. Seeing Julie Andrews travel into hand-drawn pictures, riding cartoon horses, and flying from rooftops is definitely one of my fondest childhood memories.
That’s why I was so delighted to hear that according to EW, “…Disney is developing a new original live-action musical film featuring the beloved magical nanny, Mary Poppins. The studio is bringing back Into the Woods director Rob Marshall and producers John DeLuca and Marc Platt, who successfully shepherded Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway tuner to the big screen for Disney last year.”
“…the new project (which is decidedly not being developed as a sequel) will explore Mary’s further adventures with the Banks family and beyond as illustrated by Travers’ seven additional novels.”
I personally can’t wait to see this come alive on screen again. I wonder who they’ll cast this time?