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The first photo of Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins has been released just weeks after production began on Mary Poppins Returns, the star-studded sequel to Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins.

Emily Blunt sports a royal blue coat, large pink hat, and holds the iconic magic purse as she becomes the widely-beloved character Mary Poppins, a role which was originally played by Julie Andrews.

Directed and Produced by Rob Marshall (Chicago), with a screenplay by David Magee (Life of Pi), Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns draws heavily on the 1934 works by author P.L. Travers

The film is set in the 1930’s in Depression-era London, and follows Mary Poppins as she visits the now-grown Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), along with Michael’s three children. Following a personal loss for the family, Poppins uses her magic skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. 

The film stars A-listers, Emily Blunt (Sicario), three-time Oscar award winning actress Meryl Streep (Doubt), Oscar-nominated composer and Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island), Julie Walters (Brave), and Colin Firth (The Kings Speech).

In addition to the talented cast, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has brought in an accomplished crew to bring the beloved childhood story to life.

The creative team includes, Oscar-winning Director of photography Dion Beebe (Edge of Tomorrow), Two-time Oscar-winning production designer John Myhre (X-Men), Oscar-award winning set decorator Gordon Sim (Chicago), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell (The Departed), and Oscar-winning hair and makeup designer Peter King (Star Wars: The Last Jedi).

In addition, the film will feature sound by production sound mixer Simon Hayes (Les Misérables) and editing by Emmy-nominated Wyatt Smith (Doctor Strange).

Mary Poppins Returns is expected to premiere on Christmas day, December 25, 2018.

Check out the first photo of Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns below:

Emily Blunt - Mary Poppins Returns

 

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