Will Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda Join New Mary Poppins?

first_imgLin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Bruce Glikas) from $149.00 Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton Star Filescenter_img Related Shows View Comments Will Lin-Manuel Miranda fly from 18th-century America to 20th-century London? According to Variety, the Hamilton star and creator is in talks to star alongside the previously speculated Emily Blunt in Disney’s new Mary Poppins.Before you picture Miranda singing/rapping “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” keep in mind: the new film will not be a direct remake of the 1964 Julie Andrews movie. Instead, the new Poppins will focus on the other tales in author P.L. Travers’ 1934-1988 children’s book series. The Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner would play Jack, a lamplighter (not Bert, famously played by Dick Van Dyke).Rob Marshall, who helmed the recent big-screen adaptation of Into the Woods, is on board to direct. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the team behind Hairspray, Smash’s Bombshell and the Broadway-bound Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will compose a new score and original songs. This is the third Disney project for Miranda, who penned a number for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and wrote songs for Disney’s upcoming Moana.last_img read more