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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)

London (UK), Feb. 21 (ANI): Emma Watson, even when busy in her hectic working schedule is not letting her campaign work effected, as she creates a new Instagram account to promote eco-friendly fashion.

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SRK wishes team 'Ittefaq' on Day 1 of shoot

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 10:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The King of Bollywood, who is producing the official remake of 1969 Hindi murder mystery 'Ittefaq' starring Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha, recently dropped in on the sets as the team kickstarted the shoot.

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Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 21 (ANI): It has been almost 13 years since the moviegoers were introduced with Lindsay Lohan's Regina George in the cult-film 'Mean Girls' and the actress is leaving no stone unturned to make its sequel happen.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): In a career spanning for almost a decade, Deepika Padukone has time and again proved she is a priced possession of the Bollywood industry and has now made her presence felt in the Hollywood industry as well.

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Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 21 (ANI): Everybody knows about the terrifying ordeal Kim Kardashian had to face in Paris.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The whole world knows that Priyanka Chopra is having the time of her life in Hollywood.

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Zagreb [Croatia], Feb. 21 (ANI): After giving some major location goals in 'Star Wars' and 'Game of Thrones,' Croatia is now hosting its biggest Hollywood production, Leonardo DiCaprio-produced adaptation of Robin Hood.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): Looks like Angelina Jolie and her kids are satisfying their craving with something extremely adventurous.

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UK Journalist Steve Hewlett dies at 58

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 00:25 IST

London [UK], Feb. 21 (ANI): Broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett, who shared the story of his cancer battle on BBC Radio 4, breathed his last at the age of 58.

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New Delhi (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): The organisers are leaving no stone unturned to make Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' concert in India, one of the biggest shows on the planet.

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'Jagga Jasoos' delayed, AGAIN?

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 13:52 IST

Mumbai (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): Perhaps being one of the most awaited movies of this year, 'Jagga Jasoos' does not seem to get out of problems.

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Kim K elated on getting stretch marks removed

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 13:46 IST

Washington D.C. (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): Everyone knows that Kim Kardashian is never afraid to flaunt her body, whether it her intense workout session or her cosmetic surgery.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): A pet festival called 'Glamdog' showcasing various activities and an awards show for canines was recently organised by Smita Thackeray where pet lover Sidharth Malhotra spent a good sweet time with the pooches and gave away the prizes to the winners.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Such is the charm and popularity of the Badshaah of Bollywood that he gets roles offered to him on Twitter!

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Mumbai (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): The whole B-Town was spotted celebrating Shahid Kapoor's pre-birthday bash which the actor threw for his friends from the industry.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Kareena Kapoor Khan recently caught a screening of hubby Saif Ali Khan and ex-Shahid Kapoor's upcoming film 'Rangoon', which she expects to be one of the films of the year 2017.

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London (UK), Feb. 20 (ANI): Women in Hollywood have always been vocal about the unfair behaviour against them within the film industry, and now it seems like the industry might have to face the heat in this matter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 201(ANI): One of the most heart-breaking celebrity news last year was the shocking ending of marriage between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

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Sunday's for Priyanka be like...

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 08:26 IST

Mumbai (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): After working for un-countable hours and her busy schedule, actress Priyanka Chopra has finally got some time to chill this weekend.

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New Delhi [India], Feb 20. (ANI): Alia Bhatt is giving all the young and ambitious people out there some real relationship goals.

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