According to Variety, Hamilton writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is in talks to star in Disney’s new Mary Poppins film.
As previously reported, Emily Blunt is in talks to play the title role in the sequel. Miranda could play a lamplighter Jack (not to be confused with Bert).
With Miranda currently writing songs for Disney’s upcoming film Moana, there is speculation that he could also write some material for the Mary Poppins film.
Directed by Rob Marshall (Into The Woods), it is reported that the film will be set in London around twenty years after the original story. Screenwriter David Magee (Finding Neverland) is penning the film whilst Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Smash/Hairspray) are composing a new score featuring original songs.