Disney set to remake Mary Poppins

There are reports that Mary Poppins could be flying back onto our screens sometime soon.

Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday that Disney is planning a new musical film featuring the beloved magical English nanny.

The film will be set in depression-era London, 20 years after the 1964 classic, and will draw from the P.L. Travers children’s books on which the original film was based.


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Director Rob Marshall, known for his work on other musicals including Chicago and Into The Woods, is associated with the project.

As for the million-dollar question – who would play Mary Poppins, portrayed 50 years ago by Julie Andrews, who won an Oscar for her work – bettors were putting money on Anne Hathaway, according to reports.

Hathaway took home an Academy Award for a singing role – as Fantine in the movie adaptation of Les Miserables.

The original film, which won five Oscars and was nominated for eight others, is known for such songs as A Spoonful of Sugar and Chim Chim Cher-ee.

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