Lin Manuel Miranda Joins Mary Poppins?

Posted: Feb 25 2016, 7:58am CST | by , Updated: Feb 25 2016, 10:55pm CST, in News | Latest Movie News

 
Lin Manuel Miranda Joins Mary Poppins?
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Lin Manuel Miranda is considered by many to be a creative genius - he can write, he can compose, he can act, he can sing, he can rap, and he knows how to connect with a lot of people. After all, his creation, Hamilton (which he also stars in 6 days a week), is the hardest to get ticket on Broadway right now.

So after he ends his run as Alexander Hamilton, maybe he will do like the show says a take a break...

Nope.

According to Hit Fix, Lin-Manuel Miranda is in talks to play a "lamplighter" named Jack in the Emily Blunt led Mary Poppins sequel.

The sequel will be set in Depression-era London, quite a few years after the events of the original film. The story finds Jane and Michael all grown up, as well as Michael's three children, experiencing some problems and encountering the venerated Mary Poppins. She comes to help the family along with her friend, Jack.

Rob Marshall is set to the direct the feature, which is based on the other novels in P.L. Travers' book series. The movie will have an original score from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, a screenplay from David Magee, and March Platt and John DeLuca are producing. Let's hope they add Miranda do that songwriting list - he has the experience, after all.

Miranda, who is also the mastermind behind the Tony-winning In the Heights, is well on his way to winning a EGOT. He has an Emmy for his writing for the Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards from his cast recordings, and Tony Awards from In the Heights - as well as what is sure to be a multitude more coming at June's ceremony. He's also working on the Disney film Moana, starring the Rock - where he will probably win an Oscar.

Many also believe that Miranda will win the Pulitzer this year - so getting cast in this sequel might be the perfect cherry to his year.

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