On Friday, we found out who might be playing Mary Poppins in the new sequel, and now we might have our Bert as well.
Or at least a version of Bert.
According to Variety, Lin-Manuel Miranda is in talks to co-star with Emily Blunt as Jack, “a lamplighter resembling the character of Bert,” who was originally portrayed by Dick Van Dyke.
I may have put in my two cents for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum in this role, but the mere idea of Miranda is blowing me away.
Miranda is the Tony Award-winner behind In the Heights and currently starring in the Broadway musical smash that he created, Hamilton.
Set in Depression-era London, this sequel is being directed by Rob Marshall and Miranda is also expected to help pen the songs for the film.
What do you think of Miranda co-starring in the film? Are you starting to get more excited?