Mary Poppins Returns films next week
Principal photography on Mary Poppins Returns begins next week with Emily Blunt as the eponymous nanny with extraordinary powers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars in the film, which sees Mary revisit the now grown-up Banks children, played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw.
The cast also includes Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury and, in a nod to the original, Dick Van Dyke.
Mary Poppins Returns was first listed on Production Intelligence in June last year with updates since on the studio and production manager on board.
The Disney feature is one of many high-profile projects gearing up to shoot in the UK this year, with the Mouse House also fielding Tim Burton’s Dumbo and Cruella, starring Emma Stone. The studio’s new take on the classic tale, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, wraps a four-month UK shoot imminently.
PI subscribers can log in for further details on these and other inward investment features. Non-subscribers can click here for a demo.
Emily Blunt photo via Getty Images Ent/ Dimitrios Kambouris.
Also on The Knowledge
Biographical film Tolkien shot at Tatton Studios near Manchester in Cheshire and built sets including First World War trenches.
A new TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula story has started filming for the BBC and Netflix, with Danish actor Claes Bang in the title role.
Ridley Scott and RSA Films used Prague stages and locations for an epic new promotional campaign for cognac brand Hennessy X.O.
An ITV adaptation of Jane Austen’s final story Sanditon will shoot on sets built at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol.
Shepperton Studios has secured local planning permission to carry out its £500m expansion that will involve developing new stages and office space.
A movie based on the classic Tom and Jerry cartoon characters will be filmed in the UK this summer.