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Emma Thompson May Star as Mary Poppins Author

April 11, 2012
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Emma Thompson is in talks to star in a new movie as the author who created magical nanny Mary Poppins, according to reports.

U.S. actor Tom Hanks, 55, is in negotiations to play Walt Disney, who spent 14 years wooing P.L. Travers to sell the film rights to her story.

The film will tell the true story of the making of the 1964 film, which starred Dame Julie Andrews as the English nanny. Travers was unhappy with the hit film, particularly the animated sequences.

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