“Forgotten Hollywood”- Dick Van Dyke Loves Mary Poppins…

Posted on December 21, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Dick Van Dyke has agreed to appear in a Mary Poppins update. The cast includes Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, and Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Filming is already underway in London, with the finished production expected to hit theaters in 2018, during the holidays. Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall. Emily Blunt stars as the nanny.

“`Van Dyke is slated to be cast as a banker, and may also sing. Plus, the 91-year-old is slated to dance. The legendary comedian appeared as chimney sweeper Bert in the 1964 original. He has hinted that Julie Andrews may also have a cameo role.

“`According to a Disney spokesperson,  this script draws from P. L. Travers popular children’s books series. Poppins is returning 20 years later to re-visit the Banks Family in Depression-era London. New songs will be composed with the blessing of Richard Sherman, who penned some of the original iconic tunes.

“`Dick Van Dyke (right) recently appeared in supporting roles in the Night at the Museum series of films. Recipient of five Emmys, Tony, and a Grammy,  Van Dyke was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.  He received the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor:  SAG Life Achievement Award. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; and was designated a Disney Legend by the Disney organization.

“`Van Dyke recently revealed he has no plans to retire; good news for his fans.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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