Howdy from Shelby!
I am excited about this...but...I think NO ONE will be as great as the wonderful Julie Andrews. The movie and music (I still have the ALBUM- yes, kids...vinyl!) helped me learn to love and appreciate music from a very young age! But, I am always willing to give anything a chance, and I will do it with an open mind. Plus I do love the look of the cast! Here's some info from Wikipedia:
Premise: Set in 1930s London, Jane and Michael Banks are now grown-up, with Michael still living in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. He lives there with his three children, Annabel, John, and George, and the housekeeper named Ellen. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins comes back to the Banks family with street lamplighter Jack, and eccentric cousin Topsy.
- Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, a lamplighter and apprentice to Bert from the first film.
- Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks
- Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks
- Pixie Davies as Annabel Banks
- Joel Dawson as George Banks
- Nathanael Saleh as John Banks
- Julie Walters as Ellen
- Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins
- Meryl Streep as Topsy Turvy-Poppins, Mary's eccentric cousin
- Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Lady
- David Warner as Admiral Boom
- Jeremy Swift as Gooding
- Tarik Frimpong as Angus
- Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Dawes Jr.