It has been confirmed that Lin-Manuel Miranda will star alongside Emily Blunt in Disney’s new Mary Poppins film.
According to The Wrap, the Hamilton writer and star is confirmed to play lamplighter Jack (not to be confused with Bert). Blunt takes on the title role.
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.