Emily Blunt is ready to embrace her new role as the iconic magical nanny Mary Poppins in the remake, “Mary Poppins Returns”.
Posing on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, the 34-year-old actress channels Julie Andrews’ classic role in high anticipation for Disney’s new film, coming to theatres for Christmas 2018.
According to EW, the new sequel, based on the original P.L. Travers books, will pick up 25 years after the first film in the mid-1930s during the Great Depression and will revisit the classic Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane house in London.
Directed by Rob Marshall, “Mary Poppins Returns” will invite Mary Poppins back into the home of Michael Banks, played by Ben Whishaw, and his three children following the sudden death of his wife, leading to a series of adventures… including dancing penguins.
“The bar is so high for this,” Marshall says. “But to be able to walk in the footsteps of this beautiful story about a women who brings magic to this family that’s looking for wonder and hope and joy in their lives… I feel a great responsibility and reverence everyday.”