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Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Cast in Mary Poppins Sequel

31 May 2016 1:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney has greenlit a sequel to the 1964 classic, Mary Poppins, for 2018! Plus, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda have been cast to headline the musical! Come inside to find out what's in store when Mary Poppins Returns!

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Disney has announced that a new Mary Poppins has been cast for Mary Poppins Returns and it's none other than Emily Blunt!  Furthermore, she's joined by a new chimney sweep in Jack who will be played by Broadway's Hamilton Creator/Star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The entire team behind one of Disney's more recent musicals, Into the Woods, will be reunited to continue P.L. Travers' story of Mary Poppins.  In fact, Returns will now take place in London's Depression, years after the 1964 prequel.

The synopsis is as follows, the story will take place in 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, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Matt Zoller Seitz on 4 Classic Films That Inspired Mad Men

4 February 2016 1:45 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men draws inspiration from many cinematic sources, ranging from The Best of Everything and The Americanization of Emily to La Notte and Carnal Knowledge. I’m spotlighting four of my favorites this weekend at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, as part of a miniature film festival titled Mad Men Weekend. (For dates and showtimes, click here.) I wrote and narrated four video essays, presented below, about the films on the schedule: Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Apartment (1960), Seconds (1966), and Swimmer (1968). (The latter was cut by Nelson Carvajal, while Serena Bramble put together the rest.) I’ll be at each screening, signing copies of my Mad Men book, and because I like to overcomplicate everything, “performing” the narration of each video live. This will, I hope, add another layer of interest to the proceedings. Even if audiences could not care less what I have to say about these films, »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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