Variety is reporting that Disney is developing a new and original Mary Poppins musical with Rob Marshall set to direct, also on bored will be John DeLuca and Mark Platt. This won’t be the first time these three have worked together, in the past they’ve teamed up to bring us Into the woods and now they’re back
Insiders confirm the new film will take place in London 20 years after the first film and will take storylines from the P.L. Travers’ children books focusing on the magical nanny’s continued adventures with the Banks family.
The original film starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the story of a nanny who came to work for a banker’s unhappy family in pre-World War I England. The film was a huge hit, grossing $100 million at the box office, and earned five Oscars including one for Andrews as best actress.