It has just revealed the first official image of the new Mary Poppins film that sees Emily Blunt, from behind, in the title role. To see the return of Mary Poppins at the cinema we will have to wait until Christmas 2018, but more than a year and a half by the arrival of the film on the big screen has revealed the first image.
Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall, includes among its other actors Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. In addition to the first official image it was also published the official plot of the film.
The film is set during the period of the Great Depression in the London of the 30s (the time when the original novels by PL Travers were published). Twenty years have passed from the events recounted in the first film, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now adults. Michael, with her three children and their governess Ellen (Julie Walters), lives in Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffered a severe personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns in the lives of the Banks family, and together with the lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), will use her magical abilities to help the family to rediscover the joy is missing in their lives. Mary Poppins will introduce children to a range of new, oddball characters, including the eccentric cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep).
Emily Blunt is one of the more Hollywood fascinating actresses, as it was Julie Andrews at the time of the first film. After her acting studies, Emily Blunt began her apprenticeship in the theater where the stage brings Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, later she took part in several television productions such an episode of the TV series Poirot, entitled Death on the Nile.
The first major role came in 2004, in film My Summer of Love. In 2005 she starred in TV Gideon’s Daughter, for which she won a Golden Globe. This points out to the Hollywood, so much so that in 2006 she starred opposite Susan Sarandon in The Irresistible.
The real fame and popularity comes thanks to the interpretation of the colleague of Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada: leading publications like Entertainment Weekly and actress Meryl Streep wove her praises, for her performance that stole the show at Hathaway. In 2007 she worked on such films as The Jane Austen Book Club with Maria Bello, Dan in Real Life with Steve Carell and Charlie Wilson’s War with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Other details on her career are avalaible here.