• Check out the first look at Mary Poppins Returns
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    Check out the first look at Mary Poppins Returns

    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.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda had the best time at this year's Oscars lunch
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda had the best time at this year's Oscars lunch

    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.

  • Seven 2017 Oscar nomination stories worth celebrating
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    Seven 2017 Oscar nomination stories worth celebrating

    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?

  • Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda wants to play a terrifying Spider-Man villain
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    Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda wants to play a terrifying Spider-Man villain

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known for his phenomenal Broadway show ‘Hamilton’ and his unwavering optimism on Twitter. On a recent episode of Meet the Movie Press, host Simon Thompson described a discussion he had with Miranda. “He is a big fan of Marvel, and there is one particular character that he would actually like to play.

  • Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Gets December 2018 Release Date
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    Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Gets December 2018 Release Date

    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

  • 'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Joining Emily Blunt in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel
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    'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Joining Emily Blunt in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel

    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).