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'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda Circles 'Mary Poppins' Sequel

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," is reportedly in talks to join Emily Blunt in Disney's sequel to "Mary Poppins."

According to Variety, he's in negotiations to play Jack, a lamplighter resembling Bert, the character famously portrayed by Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 musical classic.

Rob Marshall ("Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") will direct the film, which is set 20 years after the original, in Depression-era London. The sequel will borrow storylines from P.L. Travers' book series, focusing on Marry Poppins' further adventures with the Banks family.

Miranda, who helped compose music for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and Disney's upcoming "Moana," is expected to write new songs for the film.

 

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