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Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda is joining Disney's Mary Poppins sequel

02.24.2016
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Disney is wasting no time at all in putting together the pieces for their MARY POPPINS sequel. With Emily Blunt coming along to play the titular musical nanny, Rob Marshall has moved onto securing his male lead and he's gone to the most-talked-about show on Broadway to find his guy.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, star of HAMILTON, is in talks to play the role of Jack - a lamplighter very simiolar in nature to Dick Van Dyke's Bert from the original 1964 MARY POPPINS film. But Disney is not just getting an acting force added to their mix with Miranda. He was also responsible for penning HAMILTON's songs and scripts, so another creative force has been added to developing this next chapter, given that it will also follow in the musical footsteps of ts predecessor.

HAMILTON is probably the hottest property on Broadway currently, so, for Disney to be able to lure one of its biggest assets for this project is a major coup indeed. That's one hell of a strong get for Disney to immediately grab credibility for their movie.

Source: Variety

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8:58AM on 02/25/2016
This is suddenly on my radar!
This is suddenly on my radar!
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6:53PM on 02/24/2016
I love the guy and all his work, but i think Mary Poppins needs more of Alan Menkin's touch than Miranda's. This guy is more suited for creating a universe than adding to an existing one. Menkin is more the kind of guy who can mimic the Sherman Brother's music and make it feel more Mary Poppins. And im saying all this as if i wanted a Mary Poppins sequel, i do not.

Also, the article false to mention that this isnt the first project Lin-Manuel Miranda is doing with disney. He has also been
I love the guy and all his work, but i think Mary Poppins needs more of Alan Menkin's touch than Miranda's. This guy is more suited for creating a universe than adding to an existing one. Menkin is more the kind of guy who can mimic the Sherman Brother's music and make it feel more Mary Poppins. And im saying all this as if i wanted a Mary Poppins sequel, i do not.

Also, the article false to mention that this isnt the first project Lin-Manuel Miranda is doing with disney. He has also been tasked with co-writing the music of their next princess movie "Moana" and already did the cantina music for the new Star Wars film
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6:47PM on 02/24/2016
Hamilton the musical and Lin Manuel are literally the most creative forces in the entertainment industry.

I urge everyone to buy the musical recording off iTunes. It's a history lesson done in Hip Hop, but many styles of it...this generation's Schoolhouse Rock
Hamilton the musical and Lin Manuel are literally the most creative forces in the entertainment industry.

I urge everyone to buy the musical recording off iTunes. It's a history lesson done in Hip Hop, but many styles of it...this generation's Schoolhouse Rock
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5:55PM on 02/24/2016

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I'd rather have a remake than a sequel since the original came out in 1964!
I'd rather have a remake than a sequel since the original came out in 1964!
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