Pregnant Emily Blunt has hinted she's not yet ready to play Mary Poppins on the big screen.
The British actress recently emerged as the frontrunner for the revamp of the beloved 1964 musical, which is to be directed by Rob Marshall, but it appears she still hasn't signed on to tackle the role made famous by Julie Andrews.
The Sicario star, who is expecting her second child with husband John Krasinski, sat down with WENN to promote her latest film The Huntsman: Winter's War, and when the subject of Poppins came up, she made it clear it's not a done deal.
"It's a maybe on Mary Poppins," she said, but then added she can't believe her name is even being mentioned for the role, alongside the likes of Oscar winner Anne Hathaway.
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The new 'Mary Poppins' movie won't be a remake of the 1964 original, according to director Rob Marshall.
Disney's new 'Mary Poppins' movie won't be a remake of the 1964 original.
Rob shared: ''It is not a new 'Mary Poppins'. P.L. Travers wrote eight books all together. They worked from the first book, and we are working from the other books, not touching the iconic brilliance of 'Mary Poppins'.
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British actress Emily Blunt has reportedly been offered the part of Mary Poppins in the Disney remake.
Emily Blunt has reportedly been offered the role of Mary Poppins in the Disney remake.
The 32-year-old actress - whose previous film credits include 'Into The Woods' and 'The Devil Wears Prada' - is wanted by the studio to play the central role in its much-anticipated remake of the classic story.
Emily is likely to accept the invitation and it's possible she was offered the role a number of weeks ago, even though news of the project has only recently come to light, Den of Geek reports.
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Disney Executives Have Recruited Chicago Director Rob Marshall To Take Charge Of A New Movie Musical Featuring Beloved Nanny Mary Poppins.
Like the original 1964 film starring Julie Andrews, the new instalment will be adapted from author P.L. Travers' children's book series, and will be set 20 years after the classic movie - in Depression-era London.
The new version will feature Mary's other adventures with the Banks family as told in Travers' novels, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Disney bosses and Marshall have been collaborating with the Travers estate for the movie, and have already earned the support from Mary Poppins co-composer Richard Sherman.
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Purists may need ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ to help this news go down…
Disney are planning to make a new Mary Poppins film. The upcoming film will not be a remake of the much beloved original but will take place 20 years later when the magical nanny has a new set of children to take care of. Like the original, the film will be set in London.
Julie Andrews starred in the original Mary Poppins. Photographed here at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A. in March 2015.
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Disney has reportedly signed up 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall to direct its planned Mary Poppins reboot.
Rob Marshall could be set to direct Disney's 'Mary Poppins' reboot.
The 'Into the Woods' filmmaker has agreed to team up with the studio once again to work on its planned remake of the classic 1964 musical, Variety reports.
The new film will take place in London 20 years after the original movie and will follow storylines from more of P.L. Travers' children's books that focus on Mary's magical adventures with the Banks family.
Continue reading: Rob Marshall To Direct Mary Poppins Reboot?
John DeLuca and Rob Marshall - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived at the Casting Society of America 30th Annual Artios Awards which were held at the BPM night club in New York, New York, United States - Friday 23rd January 2015
Christine Baranski, Guest, Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman and Rob Marshall - A host of stars were photographed at the Casting Society of America 30th Annual Artios Awards which were held at the BPM night club in New York, New York, United States - Friday 23rd January 2015
Rob Marshall - Shots of a host of stars as they attended Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch brunch which was presented by Mercedes Benz and was held at Parker resort in Palm Springs, California, United States - Sunday 4th January 2015
It's taken a long time for this stage musical to make it to the big screen, and while director Rob Marshall once again fails to give the story a sharp focus (see also Chicago and Nine), he at least lets the music and characters shine. Originally staged on Broadway in 1987, this musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a gleeful mash-up of fairy tales that continues on past the "happily ever after", eventually turning rather dark and emotional.
Once upon a time, there was a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) who learn that they can't have children because the Witch (Meryl Streep) next door has cursed them. She offers to break the spell if they collect a cow, a cape, a slipper and a lock of hair. Meanwhile, Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) annoys his mother (Tracey Ullman) by selling the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans; Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) dodges a leery Wolf (Johnny Depp) following her through the woods; Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) sneaks to the festival to meet the Prince (Chris Pine) against the wishes of her nasty stepmum (Christine Baranski); and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) defies her mother by letting her hair down for a Prince (Billy Magnussen). After knotting together, each plot strand resolves happily. Until the next day.
This is very much a story of two halves, with the sharp, snappy, hilarious first act contrasting strongly against the rather disturbingly grim and grisly second act, as everyone's story unravels to reveal each character's deep neediness. What makes this show so clever is the way it undermines the usual fairy-tale happiness of most stories, cautioning that this artifice is actually a problem for children. While the songs are all clever and thoroughly engaging, none of them is particularly hummable on first listen, but each is packed with witty wordplay and serious subtext that gets under the skin.
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She describes her character as 'unpolished and neurotic and modern'.
There's no question that Anna Kendrick has re-invented the character of Cinderella for fairytale musical 'Into The Woods', and while it has drawn both criticism and praise, she herself is grateful to have had the opportunity.
Anna Kendrick is Cinderella in 'Into The Woods'
The purpose of the Rob Marshall directed movie was to put across that there's flaws in everybody, even those childhood characters we so adore. In 'Into The Woods', we see each character drawn in by the magic of the woods with the determination for their wish to come true - despite what the consequences may be. When it comes down to Cinderella, a character known for her unwavering kindness, it could've been difficult to make her real; imperfect and often obsessive.
Continue reading: Anna Kendrick On 'Into The Woods' Role: I'm An Emotional Accountant
Meryl Streep plays the witch in Rob Marshall's adaptation of 'Into The Woods'.
Meryl Streep didn't have the most comfortable costumes on the set of 'Into The Woods', playing the wicked witch who leads everyone to their fate - but she admits that her character couldn't have been completed without the help of the behind the scenes crew.
Meryl Streep admits her witch costume stuck into her
Costume designer Colleen Atwood is a legend in the movie industry, having worked on a magnificent variety of outfits on a never ending list of films. She has won numerous awards including three Oscars: for Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland' and director Rob Marshall's 'Chicago' and 'Memoirs Of A Geisha'. Now she teams with Rob Marshall yet again for the Stephen Sondheim composed fairytale musical 'Into The Woods', and the film's star Meryl Streep couldn't been more thrilled to be working with her.
Continue reading: Meryl Streep: I Learned About 'Into The Woods' Character Through Costume
Rob Marshall - Photographs from the red carpet as a vast array of stars arrived for the World Premiere of Disney's film musical 'Into The Woods' which was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th December 2014
John DeLuca and Rob Marshall - Photographs from the red carpet as a vast array of stars arrived for the World Premiere of Disney's film musical 'Into The Woods' which was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th December 2014
Anna Kendrick's brilliant vocals impress the cast of 'Into The Woods'.
Chris Pine likens seeing 'Into The Woods' co-star Anna Kendrick singing to 'watching a martial artist', as he admits that the musical task for the production of the film was nowhere near as simple as it would appear.
Chris Pine plays Cinderella's Prince Charming
It seems that none of the cast of 'Into The Woods' were particularly overwhelmed with confidence at the prospect of singing Stephen Sondheim's spectacular tunes - except perhaps Meryl Streep, who showed off her fabulous pipes back in 2008 with 'Mamma Mia!' Being more focused on acting than singing, it was nerve-wracking for the stars to say the least, and according to Chris Pine it didn't appear to get any easier once inside the studio.
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