Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pushes Up Release Date

Film & TV News   Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pushes Up Release Date
 
The movie musical will arrive in theatres earlier than initially planned.
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Emily Mortimer, Nathanael Saleh, Pixie Davies, Julie Walters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Dawson, and Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns Jay Maidment/Disney

Mary Poppins will fly back into movie theatre a bit sooner than expected. Disney has moved up the opening of the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns to December 19—a week earlier than the original Christmas Day release.

Lin-Manuel Miranda - Mary Poppins Returns - OVERRIDE

Hamilton Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Olivier Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda takes on the new role of Jack the lamplighter in the Rob Marshall-helmed movie musical, which stars Emily Blunt as title whimsical nanny and features a score by Hairspray and Smash duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

The movie picks up 25 years after the original film as Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his three children mourn the sudden loss of his wife. In a quest to bring light back into their lives, Mary returns to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane to take the family through a fantasy-filled trip around London and beyond.

The all-star cast also features Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and an appearance from original Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke.

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