Disney 'to make Mary Poppins sequel'
Disney is making a sequel to its 1964 classic Mary Poppins.
The live-action film will be based on author PL Travers' series of books about the no-nonsense but magical nanny.
The US magazine Entertainment Weekly reports that it will be directed by Rob Marshall, who made 2014 musical film Into The Woods, and will see Mary return to the Banks family in London.
Anne Hathaway is favourite to land the lead role.
The action will take place about 20 years after the original, which was set in Edwardian London. The new story will be set in the Depression era.
The original film, starring Julie Andrews, was based mainly on the first volume of PL Travers' Poppins series.
The new film will take inspiration from all eight volumes written by Travers, including Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins in the Park and Mary Poppins in the Kitchen.
The 1964 film won five Oscars, including best actress for Andrews, best song - Chim Chim Cher-ee - and best visual effects.