Disney has released the second official trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, and the clip filled to the brim with singing, dancing and cleaning.
Emily Blunt leads the star-studded cast, taking on the iconic role once played by Julie Andrews. Other confirmed cast members include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep and Angela Lansbury.
Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert in the original movie, will play a new character: Mr Dawes Jr, the retired chairman of a bank that’s now run by Firth’s character William Weatherall Wilkins.
The film brings the story forward to the era of the Great Depression, with a now grown-up Jane (Mortimer) and Michael (Wishaw) Banks living in their old house.
After a tragedy leaves Michael’s three children without a mother, the Banks’ former nanny makes a return visit, with the help of lamplighter Jack (Miranda).
Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, the film is based on a screenplay by David Magee, with new songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and an original score by Shaiman.
Mary Poppins Returns is released to UK cinemas 21 December 2018
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