If you were wondering why Emily Blunt
and Lin-Manuel Miranda
were presenting together on the 2018 Oscars, it is because they co-star in the upcoming Disney
film “Mary Popplns Returns.” The first trailer for this red-hot Christmas release aired on ABC
(which is owned by Disney) during the Academy Awards. Take a look at Blunt, as the titular no-nonsense nanny, as she sails through the air to land at the feet of Miranda who plays her pal, the streetlighter Jack.
Blunt is taking on the role that won Julie Andrews
an Oscar more than half a century ago. In this follow-up, Poppins’ original charges, Michael (Ben Whishaw
) and Jane (Emily Mortimer
), are now grown up. Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters
), live in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. In this teaser, we see Mary and Jack help the family rediscover joy and wonder.
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