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'Mary Poppins' reboot planned by Disney, reports say


A "Mary Poppins" sequel from Disney is reportedly in the works.

In an era in which live network broadcasts of "Peter Pan" and "The Sound of Music" make fiscal sense, it's no surprise that the mother of movie musicals, "Mary Poppins," is reportedly being revisited.

Entertainment Weekly reported Monday that Disney is pursuing a live-action musical featuring the nanny originally played by Julie Andrews.

The Mary Poppins sequel, EW reported, will be set 20 years after the original, in London.

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"Into the Woods" director Rob Marshall will helm, Variety has confirmed. Screenwriter David Magee ("Finding Neverland") is also attached to the project, EW reported.

The film will further mine the works of P.L. Travers; "Mary Poppins" was largely based on the first of the author's eight-book series.

The original "Mary Poppins," released in 1964 and co-starring Dick Van Dyke, garnered more than $102 million at the domestic box office, according to


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