Following the announcement that Disney is developing a new version of Mary Poppins, is has been revealed that Anne Hathaway is the actress most people hope will take on Julie Andrews' famous role!
Anne and Julie in November 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
According to Hello! magazine, the 32-year-old actress — who previously portrayed Mary in a hilarious SNL skit — has been given a 6/4 odds of playing the magical nanny by Irish betting agency BoyleSports.
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Anne reportedly ranked higher than several other popular actresses, including Emily Blunt and Amy Adams, for the role.
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Julie, 81, was just 30-years-old when she landed the role of magical nanny Mary Poppins and later won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. She has since starred in many other films — including The Sound of Music, The Princess Diaries, Despicable Me and Shrek Forever After — and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
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