Stanley Tucci is upset he's not got a part in Mary Poppins Returns

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 March 2017
Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci is gutted he's been overlooked for a role in Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Stanley Tucci is disappointed his sister-in-law Emily Blunt hasn't got him a part in 'Mary Poppins Returns'.

The 56-year-old actor has revealed his favourite Disney film is 'Mary Poppins' and when he discovered his wife Felicity Blunt's young sibling Emily was going to play the titular role he was hoping for a call, especially with his connections to Disney as he voices the grand piano character Maestro Cadenza in the studio's new live-action version of 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Stanley - who starred with Emily and fellow 'Mary Poppins Returns' cast member Meryl Streep in 'The Devil Wears Prada' - told the Metro newspaper: "I know I can't sing but my sister-in-law Emily's in it, my friend Colin Firth is in it. Meryl is in it. I mean, who do you have to screw to get into Mary Poppins?"

Musical family film 'Mary Poppins Returns' is being directed by Rob Marshall and will serve as a sequel to the 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' which starred Julie Andrews as the magical British nanny and Dick Van Dyke - who is to make a cameo in the new movie - as cockney jack-of-all-trades Bert.

Details of the plot are under wraps at the moment but it is known that Mary will re-visit the Banks family after a family tragedy.

The news that 'Mary Poppins Returns' was in development by Disney broke in 2015 and it was reported that the film would feature a standalone narrative based on the remaining seven books in the series.

The movie will also star Ben Whishaw as a grown-up Michael Banks, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Lady and Julie Walters as Ellen.

Shooting on the film started on February 10, at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England.

Mary Poppins Returns

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

Michael Banks (Whishaw) is facing ruin after the death of his wife, and his sister Jane (Mortimer) can’t help—but then Mary Poppins (Blunt) sails down from the sky. Blunt is suitably brusque and radiant and a fine songstress, and while it’s a sliver of a story it’s impressively imaginative and unashamedly, triumphantly…

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