Disney is set to release Mary Poppins Returns in India on January 4.
The new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins has Emily Blunt stepping into the shoes of veteran actor Julie Andrews as the prim and proper nanny with magical skills.
The film, directed by Rob Marshall, is based in 1930s Depression-era London.
When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s (Lin-Manuel Miranda) help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.
The director said he feels honoured to be approached by Disney to direct the sequel.
“This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen.
“Mary Poppins was the first film I saw as a child and it opened my mind up to movies and to the love of musicals and adventure and fantasy in film. But this film isn’t just for children… It’s for the child in all of us,” Rob Marshall said in a statement.
Ben Whishaw stars as Michael Banks and Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks – the eldest children of the Banks family.
The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. Van Dyke is the only actor from the original film to return.