Mary Poppins will fly back into movie theatre a bit sooner than expected. Disney has moved up the opening of the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns to December 19—a week earlier than the original Christmas Day release.
Hamilton Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Olivier Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda takes on the new role of Jack the lamplighter in the Rob Marshall-helmed movie musical, which stars Emily Blunt as title whimsical nanny and features a score by Hairspray and Smash duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
The movie picks up 25 years after the original film as Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his three children mourn the sudden loss of his wife. In a quest to bring light back into their lives, Mary returns to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane to take the family through a fantasy-filled trip around London and beyond.