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Meryl Streep 'set for Mary Poppins role'

Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt Image copyright AP
Image caption Streep (left) previously appeared with Blunt (right) in The Devil Wears Prada and Into the Woods

Meryl Streep is in talks to reunite with her Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt on Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, according to Variety.

Streep is linked to the role of Mary's cousin Topsy - a role that would see her sing, as she did alongside Blunt in 2014 film musical Into the Woods.

Lin Manuel-Miranda, star of Broadway hit Hamilton, will play another new character, a lamplighter named Jack.

Rob Marshall's film is set for release on Christmas Day in 2018.

Set in Depression-era London, the film will see flying nanny Poppins make a return visit to Jane and Michael Banks, now grown-up.

Streep was seen at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia earlier this week, screaming in delight at the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming America's first female president.

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Media captionMeryl Streep: "What does it take to be the first female anything - it takes grit and it takes grace"

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