Meryl Streep Joins Disney’s MARY POPPINS Sequel

The cast on this movie is officially insane.

Word on the street is, Rob Marshall's Mary Poppins sequel is adding yet another powerhouse performer to its cast: Meryl Streep. 

Here's the news, via Empire:

Busy making preparations for Mary Poppins sequel Mary Poppins Returns, director Rob Marshall is looking to wrangle a reunion for two of his Into The Woods stars. He already has Emily Blunt as Mary, but Meryl Streep is now in talks to be her cousin.

Mary Poppins has a cousin? Yeah, turns out she does: Topsy Poppins.

In Mary Poppins Returns, Topsy Poppins (Streep) and lamplighter Jack (Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda) will be assisting Mary Poppins (Blunt) as she returns to Depression-era London to again teach valuable life lessons and sing catchy songs to the Banks family. This time around, they'll be helping a now-grown Michael Banks navigate parenthood. This being Depression-era London, I imagine the Poppins family will also be bringing some much-needed cheer to the Banks household.

Mary Poppins Returns is still a ways off - it won't arrive until Christmas of 2018 - but we will of course be keeping you updated as developments occur.