Miranda is circling the role of Jack, which is similar to the chimney-sweeping Bert who was played by the legendary Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 original. Miranda is also expected to write new original songs for the sequel.
The sequel will reportedly take place in Depression-era London and continue the adventures of the characters based on the P.L. Travers books. The movie musical-savvy Rob Marshall is set to direct the film with John DeLuca and Marc Platt as producers.
In addition to the Hamilton, Miranda wrote and starred in the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights. He recently wrote original music for the cantina scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and for Disney’s upcoming animated feature, Moana starring Dwayne Johnson.
He is repped by WME.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer