Meryl Streep May Join Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel
Meryl Streep is going to sing again!
Disney’s forthcoming Mary Poppins sequel could get a powerful spoonful of star power from the Oscar-winning actress, who is reportedly in talks to join the project, which already has Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda attached.
If a deal closes, the family film would reunite Streep with the Into the Woods musical team of Blunt, director Rob Marshall, and producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca. Streep and Blunt also shared the screen in The Devil Wears Prada. Marshall and John De Luca are also producing.
Streep is said to play the role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn’t in the 1964 classic. Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in Into the Woods, which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination.