While the 1960s movie was mainly based in the first of Travers’ books, the new movie will explore Mary’s further adventures with the Banks family and beyond as illustrated by Travers’ seven additional novels. The the film will see Mary returning to help a grown-up Michael and Jane Banks, as well as their children, after a major events takes place in their lives.
Streep will play ‘Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn’t in the 1964 classic’. It will also give her another chance to show off her singing skills.
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash) will write the songs, with David Magee writing the script. Rob Marshall, who worked with Streep in Into The Woods, is set to direct.