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Mothers — who gets good ones, who gets to be one — have never been so over-examined as they are in “Tallulah,” the first feature from television writer/director Sian Heder (“Orange is the New Black”). Heder has made no secret of the difficulties in financing the film, telling IndieWire’s Kate Erbland of pressure to make one of the three female leads a man. However, in her dogged attempt to render and redeem flawed mothers, she belabors the point she fought so hard to make.
“Tallulah” — named for its lead character, played by Ellen Page — is a dumpster-diving punk living in a van with her boyfriend Nico (Evan Jonigkeit), until he ditches her to return to the comfortable life he left behind. Tallulah’s search for Nico leads her to his mother’s doorstep, who hasn »
- Jude Dry
After months of speculation, Disney confirmed in May that Emily Blunt and Hamilton creator/star Lin Manuel-Miranda have signed on to star in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. The casting reunited Emily Blunt with her Into the Woods director Rob Marshall, and now it seems that another star from that musical has come aboard for this project. Oscar winner Meryl Streep is in talks to join the cast as Topsy, Mary Poppins' cousin.
Variety reports that Meryl Streep will be singing once again in this movie, much like her role as The Witch in Disney's Into the Woods, which landed the actress her record-breaking 19th Oscar nomination. Topsy is said to be a supporting role, and a character that wasn't featured in the original Mary Poppins movie that debuted in 1964. Topsy does appear in author P.L. Travers' subsequent books.
Jekyll: Chris Evans, also known as Captain America (above), will star in Jekyll, based on the modern-day BBC miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (The Nice Guys) have written the screenplay about a dangerous man with a split personality. Russell Crowe is already set to star as the character in Universal's upcoming The Mummy, due out on June 8, 2017. [Deadline] Mary Poppins Returns: Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. The two previously teamed in The Devil Wears Prada and Into the Woods (above). The latter was directed by Rob Marshall, who is also helming the followup to Mary Poppins. If things work out, Streep will portray Topsy, one of Mary's cousins, and...
- Peter Martin
Don that hat and grab your umbrella because Meryl Streep in in talks to join the sequel to Mary Poppins, Variety reports. If Streep should accept, the Oscar winner joins Emily Blunt (who plays the titular Poppins) in Mary Poppins Returns, which would reunite the two and director Rob Marshall from Into the Woods — not to mention The Devil Wears Prada for the acting duo. Set in Depression-era London and concerns Jane and Michael Banks, who are now all grown up and have suffered a personal loss when they get a visit from the titular character. There is no news on who will play either Banks, but Hamilton star Manuel Miranda has been cast as Jack, a streetlamp lighter and friend of Blunt’s Poppins who will assumedly play a pivotal role in helping her coax the family out of sadness. The script is penned by David Magee, who recently adapted Life of Pi, »
- Mike Mazzanti
Like it or not, Disney is reviving “Mary Poppins” for a reboot/sequel, bringing everyone’s favorite nanny to life for a whole new generation. And credit to the studio, they are lining up a promising cast. Emily Blunt is taking the title role, and “Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda is on board as well. Now, another big name is […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, is shaping up to be an Into the Woods reunion, as Oscar winner Meryl Streep is in talks to join actress Emily Blunt, producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca, and director Rob Marshall on the film.
Variety first reported the news and claims that Streep will be playing Topsy, a cousin to Blunt’s Poppins who wasn’t in 1964’s Mary Poppins. A version of the character did, however, pop up in 1935’s book Mary Poppins Comes Back, as a maid named Topsy Turvey. Similar to her work in Into the Woods and Mamma Mia, the part will require Streep to do some singing, a talent she has been more than capable of lending in the past.
Hamilton superstar and recent Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has already signed on to play Jack, a role that will surely jump start his film career »
- Justin Cook
Like it or lump it, cinema’s most endearing nanny is set for a return in the latter stages of 2018, and though that release date for Mary Poppins Returns is still a ways away, that hasn’t prevented Disney from scooping up top-tier talent.
Chief among them is Edge of Tomorrow and Sicario actress Emily Blunt, who is on board to headline the long-rumored sequel as the magical caretaker opposite Broadway stalwart Lin-Manuel Miranda. With Rob Marshall already behind the lens, Variety has now reveals that the illustrious Meryl Streep is all but set to reteam with her Into the Woods director pending final negotiations.
In line to play the role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, Streep’s character wasn’t actually a part of Disney’s 1964 classic, though did feature fairly prominent throughout P.L. Travers’ novel series. That’s pretty reassuring, too, in the sense that Marshall and Co. are »
- Michael Briers
The story will take place in Depression-era London and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
- Garth Franklin
Meryl Streep is circling a supporting role in the upcoming Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” Variety reports. The three-time Oscar winner is likely to close a deal for the role of Mary Poppins’s cousin Topsy, who was not in the 1964 original film.
If cast in the Disney production, Streep would be reunited with her “Into the Woods” co-star Emily Blunt, director Rob Marshall, and producers John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The 2014 fairy tale story earned Streep her 19th Oscar nomination.
Blunt is set to play the role of Poppins in the film alongside “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will play the role of Jack, a street lamplighter who was also not in the original “Mary Poppins.”
Here’s the official synopsis for the film: In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. »
- Graham Winfrey
Variety reports that Academy Award winner Meryl Streep is in negotiations to join Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. The film would reunite Streep with director Rob Marshall and producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca, who previously collaborated Disney's musical adaptation of Into The Woods. Mary Poppins Returns would also be the third film Blunt and Streep starred opposite each other after appearing together in The Devil Wears Prada" and "Into The Woods.
Screenwriter David Magee wrote the screenplay based on the children novels by P.L. Travers. Songwriter Marc Shaiman is composing a brand new material for the film and is also writing the songs with Scott Wittman.
The film and story will take place in a Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Sources have told Variety that Streep is being lined up to play Poppins’s cousin by marriage, Topsy Tartlet. Topsy is a maid who, in Pl Travers’s Mary Poppins Comes Back, marries Arthur Turvy – so changing her name to Topsy Turvy. The character did not feature in the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, which Travers famously hated.
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- Catherine Shoard
Meryl Streep is said to be in talks to join the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the highly anticipated sequel over at Walt Disney Productions. Emily Blunt has already been confirmed to star in the title role of Poppins, a role first made famous by Julie Andrews over 50 years ago.
According to Variety, Streep is looking to play the part of Topsy Turvy (Poppins’ cousin) in the movie, a character that featured in Mary Poppins Comes Back. It looks like Turvy is a cousin by marriage as Poppins has a cousin named Mr. Turvy, who marries Topsy Tartlett, making her, of course, Topsy Turvy.
The trade says that the new film will draw from the seven Mary Poppins novels, »
- Paul Heath
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Jekyll: Chris Evans, also known as Captain America, will star in Jekyll, based on the modern-day BBC miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (The Nice Guys) have written the screenplay about a dangerous man with a split personality. Russell Crowe is also set to star as the character in Universal's upcoming The Mummy, due out on June 8, 2017. [Deadline] Mary Poppins Returns: Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt...
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From boss to cousin: Meryl Streep may reunite with her Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. Streep is in talks to join the sequel, Variety reports. She’d play Mary Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, a character who who wasn’t in the original 1964 film. The new film takes place in Depression-era London, where a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks and Michael’s children are visited by Mary Poppins and her friend Jack (played by Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda). The project would bring Streep back together with Disney Studios, Blunt, and director Rob Marshall — all were part of 2014’s Into the Woods, which earned Streep her 19th (!!) Oscar nomination. It’s worth noting Streep’s had an interesting history with Disney and Mary Poppins. She memorably bashed Walt Disney (the man, not the company) in a speech at the 2014 National Board of Review awards gala. There was a »
- Emily Rome
It may have taken over fifty years, but a sequel to Disney's classic Mary Poppins is on the way, whether you want it or not. Even if you're not completely on-board with Disney revisiting the magical nanny, you can't fault their casting so far. Emily Blunt will be taking over the role played by Julie Andrews in 1964 and she'll be joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will be... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Believing that it might be worth getting one of those fun Oscar nominations for, Meryl Streep has reportedly entered talks for a role in Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel—which is still called Mary Poppins Returns, even though that’s a little silly. This comes from Variety, which says Streep would be playing Mary Poppins’ cousin Topsy, a character who Julie Andrews’ Poppins never felt the need to mention in the original film even though she’s apparently important enough to be played by Meryl freakin’ Streep. Variety notes that Streep will sing in the film if they reach a deal, and it’ll also reunite her with Into The Woods’ Rob Marshall and Emily Blunt, who are directing and starring in Returns (respectively).
- Sam Barsanti
Yet another famous face has been added to the already star-studded cast of the highly anticipated sequel of Mary Poppins. Meryl Streep is said to be in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Mary Poppins Returns, E! News has learned. Variety was the first to report the casting news. Should the Oscar-winning actress officially sign onto the project, it would mark her return to working with Into the Woods' Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and of course, her co-star Blunt. But that's not all, let's not forget about the fun fact that the two actresses also worked together in The Devil Wears Prada. So what role is Streep currently in discussions for? According to Variety, »
It looks like we’ll be seeing Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in another Disney movie together, TheWrap has learned. Streep is in early negotiations to join Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The film would not only reunite the “Into the Woods” co-stars but is also putting them back with the movie musical’s director Rob Marshall and producer Marc Platt. Also Read: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Mary Poppins' Sequel Set for Christmas 2018 Disney has slated the follow up to the 1964 classic for a Christmas Day 2018 release. As TheWrap previously reported, Blunt will star »
- Meriah Doty
Is Meryl Streep ready for a spoonful of sugar?
If a deal closes, the family film would reunite Streep with the “Into the Woods” musical team of Blunt, director Rob Marshall, and producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca. Streep and Blunt also shared the screen in “The Devil Wears Prada.” Marshall and John De Luca are also producing.
Streep is said to play the role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn’t in the 1964 classic. Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in “Into the Woods,” which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination.
The Mary Poppins sequel hits theaters Dec. 25, 2018.
- Justin Kroll
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