Monday, November 26, 2018

Soundtrack to "Mary Poppins Returns" set for release

Multiple sources are reporting that the soundtrack for Mary Poppins Returns will be released next Friday, December 7. Meryl of course has a song, "Turning Turtle," which she is listed to perform alongside Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. In addition, Disney released audio tracks for two songs today:

 The film opens nationwide three weeks from Wednesday (December 19)!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Meryl talks about Topsy Turvy

Entertainment Tonight had a blurb yesterday in which Meryl talks about her character in Mary  Poppins Returns.

Tatiana Tarazia Kozitoritopotrepanovsky. That's what my non-Russian speaking ear heard Meryl say when describing the name of her "crazy" character, Topsy. In the original P.L. Travers book Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary's cousin is actually a man, Mr. Turvy, and his maid (whom he marries) is Topsy. I do not know if she is supposed to be of Eastern-European descent in the book, but in the movie, Mr. Turvy's role is taken over by Topsy.

Looking forward to hearing Meryl's latest accent mastered.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New featurette for "Mary Poppins Returns"

Disney has released a featurette for Mary Poppins Returns with new footage and comments from the cast:

The film is set for its U.S. release just one month from this coming Monday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Meryl spotted on the set of "The Laundromat"

Filming is underway in California for Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers drama The Laundromat and Meryl was spotted on set:

It's sort of a goofy photo of her as it looks like she was caught mid-expression. This pic certainly confirms that Meryl is not portraying slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, but likely one of the individuals negatively affected when they run into trouble with insurance claims following a boat tragedy. Meryl's character has previously been described as the "emotional through-line" of the movie.

Looking forward to 2019!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Streep talks "Mary Poppins Returns"

Entertainment Weekly ran an article yesterday with a few snippets from Meryl about her experience on Mary Poppins Returns. Much of it covers the background of how Streep got involved, mainly that she wanted to be in whatever director Rob Marshall was doing after Into the Woods. 

One interesting thing (and I think I read about this somewhere else but I can't remember where) is that they mention how Meryl's character Topsy has an "unplaceable accent," which I seem to recall being some amalgam of an Eastern European dialect. Lord knows that shouldn't be too challenging for Meryl (see Sophie's Choice).

The way she describes how crazy ambitious the picture is, I'm looking more and more forward to it. Hard to believe it'll be in theaters in less than six weeks!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Latest pics from the set of "Little Women"

Filming for Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women is well underway near Boston. Last week we saw a snapshot of Meryl filming a scene, and this week we see our first look at all four March sisters together:

The four sisters from left to right in the first picture are Eliza Scanlen (Beth), Saoirse Ronan (Jo), Emma Watson (Meg) and Florence Pugh (Amy).

There was also a brief B-roll video of the four shooting a scene.

Looking forward to more shots of Meryl!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

First glimpse of Streep in "Little Women"

I've waited a few days assuming more and better photos would show up online, but it seems the best we're getting this week are random snapshots from a fan on the set of Little Women. Meryl was spotted in a carriage shooting scenes near Boston:

Streep of course portrays Aunt March, wealthy relative to the March girls. Time will tell of course exactly how large or small her part is, but by most accounts we should expect a relatively minor role. I hope this adaptation is great regardless, of course.

The film is set for a Christmas release next year.