“Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is in talks to co-star with Emily Blunt in the “Mary Poppins” sequel in the works at Disney Pictures.
The story is set in Depression-era London, twenty years after the first film was set. The storylines will continue plot threads from P.L. Travers’ books focusing on the magical nanny’s continued adventures with the Banks family.
Miranda would play Jack, a lamplighter resembling the character of Dick Van Dyke’s Bert from the 1964 classic. Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”) is helming and will produce alongside John DeLuca and Marc Platt.
Miranda is also expected to play a part in developing new songs for the Poppins sequel.