Julie Andrews, who played the iconic Mary Poppins in the original 1964 Disney musical, has given her blessing to a planned reboot.

Reports that Disney planned to create a modern take of the original Mary Poppins movie surfaced in September.

“I’m kind of interested in it. It’s not going to be a recreation of the original,” Andrews told TODAY.

“And after 50 years since it was made, it’s about time, I guess.”

Andrews was also asked who she thought should play the singing nanny she made famous with songs A Spoonful of Sugar and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”(An

ne Hathaway) sings wonderfully and she’s so talented, she can do anything! And (Emily Blunt), whom I adore, also.”

Hathaway, a fan favourite to take up the role, however played down the casting rumours saying, “No one’s talked to me about it.”

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Chicago filmmaker Rob Marshall has been placed in charge of the film, which will be set 20 years after the classic 1964 musical.

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