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Ben Whishaw in talks to star in 'Mary Poppins' sequel

Updated: Aug 16, 2016 13:07 IST

London, Aug. 16 (ANI): If things fall in place, the ' Skyfall' star Ben Whishaw will join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disney's sequel to Mary Poppins.

The 35-year-old actor would play a grown-up Michael in the new film, reports the Daily Mail.

To be directed by 'Into the Woods' helmer Rob Marshall, the movie will be set 20 years after events in the 1964 classic.

The movie, called 'Mary Poppins Returns,' will star Blunt as the practically perfect nanny and 'Hamilton' star Miranda as her lamplighter friend Jack, a new character.

The sequel, set in the Depression-era of London, revolves around Whishaw's character Michael, his three daughters and his sister Jane.

Reportedly, actress Meryl Streep is also in talks to appear in the sequel to the beloved 1964 Disney classic to play Mary Poppins' cousin Topsy, a new role.

The new movie is set to film in London next year, with a planned release date on Christmas, 2018. (ANI)

Malaysia clears 'Power Rangers' for release

Updated: Mar 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Los Angeles [USA], Mar.23 (ANI): People of Malaysia can take a sigh of relief as the film adaptation of 'Power Rangers' is finally hitting the Malaysian theatres.

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London [UK], Mar.23 (ANI): Mr Bean is back! But, there is a catch. People can only see him in China.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.23 (ANI): In the wake of the unfortunate terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday, the music fraternity across the world, have come forward and shared their condolences and prayers for the people of London.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar.23 (ANI): Kate Winslet just gave us one more reason to love her.

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Los Angeles [USA], Mar.23 (ANI): Ever heard about the first female president candidate of America, Victoria Woodhull?

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New Delhi [India], Mar.22 (ANI): To enhance and complement the overall movie going experience, BookMyShow, has expanded its 'MyCoupons' offering to 45 cities across India.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.22 (ANI): Looks like Anushka Sharma's upcoming flick 'Phillauri' will be a profitable venture, if we go by the controlled costs and recovery that the film has already made.

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Mumbai [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): Hrithik Roshan, who played a visually impaired man Rohan Bhatnagar on the silver screen in his recently released film 'Kaabil', received a handwritten letter from a boy whose actual name is Rohan Bhatnagar.

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Just being an actor is not enough for Alia!

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 13:53 IST

Mumbai [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): In her short stint in Bollywood, Alia Bhatt, with her strong roles, has carved a niche for herself but the 24-year-old believes in having multiple dimensions to her personality than just being known as an actor.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.22 (ANI): On May 25 2014, a 13 year-old girl named, Poorna Malavath became the youngest girl to summit Mount Everest and the rest is history.

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Woah! Salman-Katrina are 'back together'

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:48 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): After five years, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are back together, shooting for their upcoming film 'Tiger Zinda Hai' in Austria.

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London [UK], Mar.22 (ANI): We might not see Arnold Schwarzenegger say 'I'll be back' again.

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Los Angeles [Los Angeles], Mar.22 (ANI): Tennis fans, Rejoice! 'Battle of the Sexes' is coming to the big screen.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.22 (ANI): Nothing seems to be going right for the release of 'Sarkar 3.'

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New Delhi [India], Mar.22 (ANI): Priyanka Chopra never disappoints us with her quirky ways of celebrating her happiness.

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Zayn Malik teases new music on Instagram

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 09:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.22 (ANI): Zayn Malik fans, rejoice! The singer is coming out with his new single and we cannot wait for it.

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Los Angeles [USA] Mar. 22 (ANI): Grammy winner Wyclef Jean was detained and handcuffed in Los Angeles after the police wrongfully identified him as a robbery suspect.

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