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Angela Lansbury Joins 'Mary Poppins Returns' -- See Who She's Playing!

17 February 2017 5:02 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Mary Poppins sequel just added some Hollywood legend star power.

Disney announced on Friday that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda-led follow-up to the iconic 1964 film.

Exclusive: Dick Van Dyke Opens Up About Joining 'Mary Poppins' Sequel: 'I Gotta Be a Part of It'

Original castmember Dick Van Dyke will also be in the film, which is set in 1930s London, the movie will draw from the wealth of material in author P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins series of books, which is where Lansbury comes in.

The 91-year-old actress will play the "Balloon Lady" in the movie, a beloved character from Travers' stories.

Filming for the movie is underway now, but we'll have time to take many spoonfuls of sugar while we wait for it to come out.

More: Emily Blunt and 'Hamilton' Superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda to Headline 'Mary Poppins' Sequel

Mary Poppins Returns is set »

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Angela Lansbury Joins Mary Poppins Returns

17 February 2017 3:01 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mary Poppins Returns is positively brimming with talent. Emily Blunt takes on the titular role that Julie Andrews once played, while Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Julie Waters and Dick Van Dyke round out the ensemble. Now, they’ll be joined by another tremendous screen presence, as Angela Lansbury enters the newest live-action Disney sequel.

Five-time Tony winner Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady, who was originally featured in P.L. Travers’ novel. While it’s presumably a minor role, it definitely won’t be Lansbury’s introduction to Disney. She previously starred in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and also gave her voice to Mrs. Potts in the original 1992 Beauty and the Beast. She won’t reprise the role in the live-action adaptation, however. Those duties now belong to Emma Thompson. Oddly enough, Thompson played Travers in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. The studio likes to keep people in the family, »

- Will Ashton

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Newswire: Angela Lansbury to make Mary Poppins Returns even more whimsically British

17 February 2017 1:14 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Ensuring that no corner of its upcoming Mary Poppins Returns is devoid of whimsical old-school Britishness, Disney has announced that Angela Lansbury has been cast in the Emily Blunt-starring sequel. Lansbury—whose past Disney collaborations include Bedknobs And Broomsticks and Beauty And The Beast—will play the Balloon Lady, a beloved character from P.L. Travers’ original Mary Poppins books.

Lansbury joins a cast that includes Blunt as the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny herself, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and a small appearance from the original films’ Dick Van Dyke. Set in Depression-era London, the film sees Poppins return to once again inject some joy into the lives of a now-adult Jane and Michael Banks, and is set for a Christmas 2018 release.

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- William Hughes

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Angela Lansbury Joins 'Mary Poppins Returns' Cast

17 February 2017 1:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Angela Lansbury, a veteran of Disney musicals both live-action (Bedknobs and Broomsticks) and animated (Beauty and the Beast), has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the currently filming sequel to 1964’s Mary Poppins, in which she’ll be featured as the Balloon Lady, a character who appeared in Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books.

The new film, scheduled for release by Disney on Dec. 25, is directed and produced by Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The film introduces three new Banks children, »

- Gregg Kilday

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Oscar Winner Angela Lansbury Added To Mary Poppins Returns Cast

17 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins” currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

A five-time Tony Award winner and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award, three Academy Award nominations and bestowed with numerous other accolades, Angela Lansbury’s career encompasses more than 70 years. She is a beloved member of the Disney family and starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.”

Her roles in film, television and theater range from “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Death on the Nile” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

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Angela Lansbury Joins Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

17 February 2017 12:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins.”

The movie is currently filming at Shepperton Studios in London. Lansbury will portray the Balloon Lady, a character from P.L. Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release Dec. 25, 2018.

Lansbury is a five-time Tony Award winner and has earned three Academy Award nominations. She’s starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated  “Beauty and the Beast.” Her notable roles include “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Death on the Nile” and the TV series “Murder, She Wrote.” She has also appeared in “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

Mary Poppins” is directed and produced by Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, »

- Dave McNary

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Angela Lansbury Back At Disney For ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

17 February 2017 12:39 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Angela Lansbury, who has starred in a number of Disney films over her long career, has just joined the cast of Rob Marshall’s sequel Mary Poppins Returns, which is filming at Shepperton Studios. She will portray the Balloon Lady. The film is scheduled for release Christmas Day 2018. Directed and produced by Marshall, who directed Chicago to six Oscars including Best Picture, Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie… »

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Angela Lansbury Joins Emily Blunt in Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

17 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Meryl Streep. It is directed and produced by Rob Marshall and will be set in the 1930’s Depression-era London. Michael and Jane are now grown up. Michael (Ben Whishaw) lives with his three children and their housekeeper, but when he suffers a personal loss, enigmatic Nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters their lives. The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca (“Chicago”) and Marc Platt (“La La Land”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) based on the “Mary Poppins” stories by P. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The Author of Girl on the Train Wrote a New Thriller - and It Already Has a Film Deal

16 February 2017 2:35 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Back in 2015, a new murder mystery thriller hit book stands. Called The Girl on the Train, the novel was hailed as "the next Gone Girl," and it wasn't long before it skyrocketed to the same worldwide takeover. The book yielded a truly twisted movie adaptation - one that got the sign-off of author Paula Hawkins herself - with stellar performances from a star-studded cast that included Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, and Jennifer Lawrence lookalike Haley Bennett. Now that The Girl on the Train is in the past, though, it's time to look forward at what's to come. More specifically, it's time to talk about Paula Hawkins's next big mystery novel. The new book is called Into the Water, and according to a press release, it's about a small riverside town in which a mother and daughter both turn up dead, just weeks apart, at the bottom of a local river. »

- Ryan Roschke

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‘Girl on the Train’ Author Paula Hawkins’ New Novel to Be Adapted Into Movie at DreamWorks

16 February 2017 1:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Pictures is adapting the upcoming murder mystery novel “Into the Water,” from “The Girl on the Train” author Paula Hawkins.

DreamWorks parent Amblin Partners bought the movie rights in a preemptive deal. “Into the Water” is set in a town where a single mother and a teenage girl were found dead in a river within a few months of each other. The story centers on a 15-year-old girl, who has been left parentless while caring for her mother’s sister — a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from.

Riverhead Books is publishing “Into the Water” on May 2.

“This story has been brewing for a good while,” Hawkins said in a statement. “For me there is something irresistible about the stories we tell ourselves, the way voices and truths can be hidden consciously or unconsciously, memories can be washed away and whole histories submerged. »

- Dave McNary

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Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss to Star in Ryan Murphy’s ‘Versace: American Crime Story’ on FX

15 February 2017 6:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss are the first stars to officially sign onto Ryan Murphy’s “Versace: American Crime Story,” Variety has learned.

“Versace” will mark the third installment of FX’s “American Crime Story” anthology, following the award-winning “People V. O.J. Simpson” and the upcoming second season that will revolve around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“Versace” will explore the murder of Gianni Versace, who was killed on the steps of his home in Miami Beach by serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, who killed five people that year and then killed himself on a house boat, eight days after killing Versace.

Ramirez will play Gianni Versace, and Criss will play Andrew Cunanan.

For Ramirez, the project marks the Venezuelan actor’s big foray into American television. His recent credits in the film world include Jennifer Lawrence’s “Joy” and Emily Blunt’s “Girl on the Train.” For Criss, the series marks a reunion for the “Glee” alum »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Cynthia Littleton

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Disney’s live action Mulan has its director

14 February 2017 4:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 15, 2017

Niki Caro, director of Whale Rider, has been selected by Disney to helm the live-action remake of Mulan.

It’s getting quite tricky to keep up with which of the many assorted animated movie to live action film projects Disney is lining up first. There’s certainly no shortage of them in the works, with Beauty And The Beast next up, releasing in the middle of March. Furthermore, it looks like Dumbo is heading into production this year, if the cast can be locked down. Tim Burton is still expected to direct that one.

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Also, Cruella, starring Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil, is in pre-production. And Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt taking on the title role, is already filming.

But it looks as if Mulan has shuffled a few places up the queue too. »

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Penelope Cruz Attends 70th BAFTA Ceremony In Versace

14 February 2017 8:43 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Penelope Cruz appeared radiant on the red carpet at the British Academy of Films and Television Arts (BAFTAs) ceremony Sunday night at the Royal Albert Hall. Other luminaries attending included Kate Middleton, Emma Stone, Emily Blunt and Nicole Kidman. She wore a shiny metallic-looking dress designed by Atelier Versace. The actress posted a photo of […]

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Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her Toned Bikini Body on Birthday Trip to Mexico with Justin Theroux

13 February 2017 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennifer Aniston is looking great at 48.

The Office Christmas Party star celebrated her birthday on Saturday in Los Cabos, Mexico, with some friends and husband Justin Theroux. Both Theroux and Aniston looked to be in impeccable shape while relaxing by the pool, with the actress showing off her toned abs in a blue bikini.

The couple were joined on the trip by famous friends Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid, a source tells People, and the group arrived in Mexico via a private jet from Los Angeles.

“With the nonstop L.A. rain storms, Jen was very happy to celebrate her birthday in the sun, »

- People Staff

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Meryl Streep Gives a Kiss and the Royals Shine: 6 Biggest Moments From the 2017 BAFTA Awards!

12 February 2017 3:09 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Stars go across the pond! With the Oscars just two weeks away, Hollywood’s finest flew over to London for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards on Sunday night.

It was a big night for La La Land, which picked up the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Music and Best Cinematography.

But there were some special moments only viewers in Britain were privy to. Weren’t able to catch the show? Here were the six biggest moments from the BAFTA Awards:

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1. Royal Guests

It wasn’t just Hollywood royalty in the audience at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night! Kate Middleton and Prince William were also in attendance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the last to arrive on the red carpet, waiting to make »

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How the BAFTAs Will Affect the 2017 Oscar Race

12 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Several things to keep in mind about Sunday’s BAFTA Awards in London. First, these are British awards, and they favor their own.

For example, the outstanding British Film, Ken Loach’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake,” wasn’t nominated for any Oscars, nor was BAFTA Best Actress candidate Emily Blunt, who is British. And their love for “Nocturnal Animals” — which earned nine BAFTA nominations — wasn’t shared by Academy voters, who only recognized American Michael Shannon, not Brit Aaron-Taylor Johnson, in the Supporting Actor category.

On Sunday, Britain’s own Dev Patel won Best Supporting Actor for “Lion,” which is unlikely to repeat at the Oscars. But “La La Land” will undoubtedly win its five BAFTA-winning categories on Oscar night, and more: picture, director Damien Chazelle, actress Emma Stone, cinematography Linus Sandgren, and original score Justin Hurwitz.

We also will see repeats of such acceptance sentiments as Stone’s, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the BAFTAs Will Affect the 2017 Oscar Race

12 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Several things to keep in mind about Sunday’s BAFTA Awards in London. First, these are British awards, and they favor their own.

For example, the outstanding British Film, Ken Loach’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake,” wasn’t nominated for any Oscars, nor was BAFTA Best Actress candidate Emily Blunt, who is British. And their love for “Nocturnal Animals” — which earned nine BAFTA nominations — wasn’t shared by Academy voters, who only recognized American Michael Shannon, not Brit Aaron-Taylor Johnson, in the Supporting Actor category.

On Sunday, Britain’s own Dev Patel won Best Supporting Actor for “Lion,” which is unlikely to repeat at the Oscars. But “La La Land” will undoubtedly win its five BAFTA-winning categories on Oscar night, and more: picture, director Damien Chazelle, actress Emma Stone, cinematography Linus Sandgren, and original score Justin Hurwitz.

We also will see repeats of such acceptance sentiments as Stone’s, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘La La Land,’ ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Win 2017 British Academy Film Awards

12 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The British Academy Film Awards, London’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, celebrated and spread the love among many of the year’s buzziest films Feb. 12. The 70th annual BAFTAs ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Albert Hall, handed top honors to Damien Chazelle and his awards-pillaging “La La Land,” an indicator of things to come at the Oscars in two weeks’ time. Read: 12 Film Studios’ Awards Prospects Entering the BAFTAs Chazelle’s movie musical took home five out of 11 Mask statues, including best film, director, original music, cinematography, and leading actress for Emma Stone. Again triumphing over Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman, and Meryl Streep, the actor has cleared the final hurdle in the Oscar race, solidifying her status as the category’s front-runner. In accepting the award for best film, “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz said, “There’s a lot of love in this community. »

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2017 BAFTA Awards: The Complete Winners List

12 February 2017 1:15 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Last step before the Oscars! The top actors, directors, writers, and producers from all over the world gathered in London on Sunday night for the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Awards.

In addition to Hollywood royalty, British Royals Kate Middleton and Prince William also attended the annual awards show, posing for pictures and presenting the Academy Fellowship during the ceremony.

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Following the red carpet glamour it was time to announce the winners of this year’s top prizes.

Here’s the complete list:

Best Film

Arrival

I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best British Film

American Honey

Denial

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Girl With All the GiftsMike Carey (writer), [link »

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2017 BAFTAs Winners List: ‘La La Land’ Dominates Once Again

12 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

La La Land” was the big winner at the BAFTA Awards, with Best Picture, Director (Damien Chazelle) and Actress (Emma Stone) among the musical’s five awards. “Manchester by the Sea” claimed both Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan, who also directed), meanwhile, with the other acting prizes taken home by Dev Patel (“Lion”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”). Full list of winners below.

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Best film

Arrival

“I, Daniel Blake

La La Land” (winner)

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best British film

American Honey

“Denial”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

“I, Daniel Blake” (winner)

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer

The Girl With All the Gifts” — Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)

The Hard Stop” — George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)

Notes on Blindness” — Peter Middleton »

- Michael Nordine

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