AceShowbiz - Walt Disney Studios has released a new trailer for its holiday movie "Mary Poppins Returns". The video sees the return of the titular nanny, played by Emily Blunt, which happens right at the time she's needed the most.
Stunned by their nanny's unexpected arrival, Michael (Ben Whishaw) can't help noticing her appearance. "You seem hardly to have aged at all," he marvels. Mary replies, "Really? One never discusses a woman's age, Michael. Would have hoped I taught you better."
The video hints at the family's financial problem, as Michael laments, "We're about to lose out our home!" He looks upset as he continues, "Everything's fallen to pieces since your mother..." Meanwhile, one of Michael's kids says, "I miss mother."
Mary appears to comfort the children with her soothing voice as she sings, "Nothing's gone forever only out of place." The trailer teases more dreamy musical sequences of the film, while offering a look at Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank's William Weatherall Wilkins, Julie Walters as the Banks' housekeeper Ellen and Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Dawes Jr.
"Mary Poppins Returns" is set 25 years after the 1964 film and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen, living on Cherry Tree Lane.
After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep).
Also starring Lin-Manuel Miranda as an optimistic street lamplighter, Jack, and Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Lady, the movie is directed by Rob Marshall. The musical fantasy film is written by David Magee, with the music by Marc Shaiman and songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Produced by John DeLuca, Marc E. Platt and Marshall, it is set to arrive in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, this year.