Here we have the first look at the new Mary Poppins – with Emily Blunt as the magical nanny, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as her lamp-lighting chum Jack.
Actor, singer, ‘Hamilton’ creator, Academy Award-nominated songwriter and social media favourite Lin-Manuel Miranda let his followers in on Monday’s Oscar luncheon. The annual lunch honouring this year’s class of nominees, which also included many Academy members as guests, took place at the Beverly Hilton and beyond the usual group photo we don’t typically know much about what takes place there. Miranda had other ideas, tweeting his experiences with all the glee of a fan, or indeed a first-time nominee.
The 2017 Academy Award nominations have been announced and, as expected, Damien Chazelle’s wonderful musical ‘La La Land’ leads the pack with a record-equalling 14 nominations, with ‘Arrival’ and ‘Moonlight’ just behind it with eight nods each. As ever many of the nominations were expected, with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis all receiving acting nominations, but what about the surprises?
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda will costar in follow-up to 1964 classic with all new score and songs, to be directed by Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall is directing Disney’s film, which will be set 20 years after events in the 1964 title. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton, is in talks to join Emily Blunt in Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel. Sources say the story will center on the now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks who have experienced a personal loss that results in the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Blunt).