Colin Firth is in negotiations to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns”. Firth will play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
Set twenty-five years after the original, Michael and Jane Banks (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer) are now all grown up and suddenly get a visit from the magical nanny when they have issues with their kids.
Meryl Streep is also onboard the film which will be directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, and Marc Platt. David Magee penned the script with a Christmas 2018 release targeted.