Mary Poppins to Star in New Live-Action Musical Film Set 20 Years After Disney Original

Julie Andrews
Disney is working on a new Mary Poppins film set 20 years after the 1964 classic staring Julie Andrews.  Mondadori/Getty Images

Practically perfect! More than 50 years after Julie Andrews gave fans a spoonful of sugar as the world’s most beloved nanny, Mary Poppins, Disney is reprising the iconic role in a new original live-action musical film, Entertainment Weekly reports. 

The film will be set 20 years after the original story’s Depression-era London, and will use some of author P.L. Travers’ original children’s books for the storyline. 

Into the Woods director Rob Marshall will spearhead the project with songwriting team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash) composing original songs. Finding Neverland writers David Magee will pen the script. 

This announcement comes after several recent Disney live-action remakes have been confirmed, including Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and Dumbo

Sadly Andrews will likely not be reprising her role due to the age discrepancies, but if anyone could time travel via flying umbrella, it’s that woman. 

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