The British actor is in negotiations to play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, in the sequel to 1964's Mary Poppins
"I am truly humbled and honoured to be asked by Disney to bring P L Travers further adventures to the screen. The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation," said director Rob Marshall.
The BBC reports that producer Valeria Richter was barred by red carpet officials, who allegedly pointed to her feet and said, "No, no, this won't work. You can't get in like this."
Emily Blunt rejected the idea that her character represented some sort of female empowerment
Deepika Padukone featured on Time's 2018 list of 100 Most Influential People
Golden Globes fashion: best dressed
Hollywood celebrities strutted on the red carpet at the Critics' Choice Awards held in California. The ceremony sprung a few surprises and a few expected results. While hostage drama Argo was a winner all the way, hours after its director Ben Affleck missed an Oscar nomination, Oscar favourites Daniel Day-Lewis and Jessica Chastain won the Best Actor and Actress prizes.