Meryl Streep 'set for Mary Poppins role'

Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt Image copyright AP

Meryl Streep is in talks to reunite with her Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt on Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, according to Variety.

Streep is linked to the role of Mary’s cousin Topsy – a role that would see her sing, as she did alongside Blunt in 2014 film musical Into the Woods.

Lin Manuel-Miranda, star of Broadway hit Hamilton, will play another new character, a lamplighter named Jack.

Rob Marshall’s film is set for release on Christmas Day in 2018.

Set in Depression-era London, the film will see flying nanny Poppins make a return visit to Jane and Michael Banks, now grown-up.

Streep was seen at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia earlier this week, screaming in delight at the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming America’s first female president.

Media captionMeryl Streep: “What does it take to be the first female anything – it takes grit and it takes grace”

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