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Ready for your close-up? Good, it's time for you to be the first person ever to win a Best Actor or Best Actress gong at the Oscars for work as an extra.

West Coast Casting has put out a call for extras for a new movie starring Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt as lovers in John Patrick Shanley’s adaptation of Outside Mullingar.

Wild Mountain Thyme boasts a star-studded cast, with Jon Hamm, Dearbhla Molloy and Christopher Walken also on board for the future Hollywood hit.


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The movie begins shooting in County Mayo at the end of September, so you've got some time to plan your trip to 'The Wesht' of Ireland for future film fame.

West Coast Casting is inviting anyone interested in being involved in the movie to come to the casting call for extras, running in Ballina Arts Centre from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, September 14.

Adults of all ages and a number of kids are required for scenes in the film, set to be shot in Crossmolina and Ballina between September and November of this year.


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Mairead Campbell of West Coast Casting said that she intends to give priority in the casting to those applying directly from Crossmolina and Ballina, but she's considering all candidates.

The extras will be paid for the job and anyone unavailable for the open casting on September 14 can email their details and a recent photograph to westcoastcastingireland@gmail.com

Time to shine, gals.

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The 2019 Critics' Choice Awards ceremony was one full of tearful speeches, glamorous outfits and moving moments. What else would happen at a celebrity gathering?

When it came to the Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie category, most fans were vying for A Quiet Place to snatch the award.

Mainly because we all wanted John Krasinski and his talented wife Emily Blunt to appear on stage as one family unit and make our dreams come true.


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The cast and crew both appeared to accept the award, with producer Andrew Form claiming that; "The truth is this movie doesn't exist without the visionary filmmaker John Krasinski."

It was then director and screenwriter John's turn to talk, and from that point on all the air left our lungs.

"Thank you so much. Wow. I don't know what's going on right now. I blacked out about six seconds ago. I want to say thank you to all the incredible kindness that has been shown to this film," John explained.  


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"The critics, but most of all, everyone out there that's seen or loved this movie. It means the absolute world to our crew and to our cast."

He continued, "I got to make a movie about a love story and a love letter to my kids. I got to do it with the love of my life by my side, so I'm pretty sure it doesn't get much better than that. Thank you so much." DEAR GOD.

We caught a glimpse of John and Emily hugging before walking off stage, and at that point we passed out from the hype.


Taylor Swift was renowned for her Fourth of July parties in the past, but now it's all about New Year's Eve bashes- in COSTUME no less.

The Reputation star has posted an image to Instagram featuring a slew of celebrities dressed as their childhood heroes, and it's pretty damn unreal.

The singer dressed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, and we're sure many of her fans may just rush to get her gorgeous red hair and emerald sequin lewk…


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She captioned the post:

“Mary Poppins, Audrey, Ariel, Ms. Frizzle, Cinderella, Gwen Stefani, Mr. Toad, Avril, Nancy Drew, Posh Spice, Rizzo, Frida Kahlo, Steve Irwin, Dorothy, " she wrote, alongside four star-studded images.

“This new year we decided to dress up as our childhood heroes. Sending you all love and hope going into 2019."

The party featured Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds (being his gas self) and Gigi Hadid, among others, and our FOMO is real.

Just LOOK at how insanely good Gigi Hadid werks the Mary Poppins costume:


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No fair.

Where were our invites, though? Must have been misplaced with all the Christmas post and fan mail…

This is a party we'd KILL to attend. Keep slaying, Taylor. With the Grammy's approaching, the star is sure to achieve even more fierceness in 2019.

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Disney has finally released the full Mary Poppins Returns trailer and it is practically perfect in every way.

The original Disney movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke is a firm family favourite, so the upcoming release certainly has big shoes to fill.

There’s no doubt Mary Poppins Returns will be a huge hit, especially with such a stellar cast. Emily Blunt will take over the role of everyone’s favourite nanny Mary Poppins.


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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will star as a chimney sweep and apprentice who works for Bert.

Ben Whishaw will star as a grown-up Michael Banks who is mourning the loss of his wife and the mother of his children.

To add to his worries, Michael and his sister Jane, played by Emily Mortimer, discover their family home is about to be repossessed, but a very dear friend returns during this time of crisis.

Mary Poppins sails into London town with the help of her magical umbrella and vows to save the day.

Baffled by the arrival of their former nanny Jane can’t help but ask why Mary has returned after all this time.

“The same thing that brought me the first time, I've come to look after the Banks children,” she declares as she enters Michael’s family home.


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The bright and cheerful trailer sees the gang embark on many fun-filled adventures with the hope of Michael finding his childhood spirit again.

Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Dick Van Dyke will also make special appearances.

Mary Poppins Returns will soar into cinemas on December 19.




If you're a Disney and Emily Blunt fan, then we have LOADS of good news for you.

There have been many rumours in the past few months about which Disney flicks are getting a remake – and now all has been revealed.

The House of Mouse has announced that Emily is going to take on the role of our beloved Mary Poppins in a new sequel movie.

But as well as that, there's going to be NINE live-action remakes coming to our screens over the next few years.

The highlights include Angelina Jolie reprising her role in Maleficent 2, Reese Witherspoon taking on the roll of Tinkerbell in a Peter Pan spin-off, Emma Stone as the new Cruella De Ville as well as a new Dumbo and Jungle Book movie. Hurrah!

No release date has been set for anything yet, but rumour has it you'll begin to see the remakes hit the silver screen next year.

We. Can't. Wait. 



British actress Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to take on the role of the iconic Mary Poppins in an upcoming sequel to the 1960's classic. 

The sequel will reportedly take place twenty years after the events of the first film and is to take plot lines from other P.L Travers' books about Mary's continuing adventures with the Banks family. 

Emily, who we think we make an excellent Mary though we don't envy having to fill Julie Andrews' incredibly large shoes, was a favourite for the role ever since she worked with Disney execs on 2014's musical offering Into the Woods. 

Rob Marshall, who directed Into the Woods, Chicago and Pirates of the Caribbean, is set to direct the fantasy sequel. 

Though talks are ongoing, many news outlets are reporting that Emily's recent announcement that she is pregnant with her second child to John Krasinski may influence her decision on whether to take the role. 

The deal has not been finalised but according to Variety, Disney are eager to get production rolling. 

The original 1964 movie saw Julie Andrews play the infamous magical nanny who changes the fortunes of a miserable family in London. 



We've seen the return of Willy Wonka, Alice in Wonderland and even Beauty and the Beast remake, but this latest revival has us very excited indeed.

Disney has announced plans to bring back one of their most beloved characters, the 'practically perfect' nanny, Mary Poppins.

The childhood favourite will be brought back in a new live-action sequel, set 20 years after the original and directed by Into The Woods mastermind Rob Marshall. 

Mary's return will take place in Depression-era London, and while it won't follow on directly from the film, it will take storylines from the Mary Poppins books, written by PL Travers. As the original 1964 film only touched on the first book in a series of eight, there's plenty more fodder for a brand new plot line.

Anyone who has seen Saving Mr. Banks will know that the late PL Travers made life very difficult for Walt Disney during the creation of the first film, but the animation company is said to be "collaborating" with the author's estate this time around.

Sadly Julie Andrews most likely won't feature as Mary due to age and voice constraints, but we already have a few actresses in mind who could do the job…

Emily Blunt
We've seen her sing in Into The Woods, and she most definitely has the English Rose look down. We could totally get on board with Emzers in the title role.


Anne Hathaway
Another Devil Wears Prada alum, Anne certainly has the vocal chops required to take over from Julie Andrews. Anyone who's seen her sing in Les Miserables can attest to that. And she also has the 'annoyingly perfect' thing down like a pro.


Zooey Deschanel
Zooey's wacky vibes in New Girl could translate well to the world of magical nannies, if Disney are interested in making the role a bit edgier. And boy, can she sing.


Anna Kendrick
We already know she's Pitch Perfect, so there's no fear of Anna carrying a tune, and she would totally rock the prim and proper vibes, too.




Mary Poppins is one the the world's most beloved films, and Julie Andrews' beautiful performances from the soundtrack have been covered countless times.

But this latest re-jig of one of the movie's most iconic songs, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious has taken things just a bit too far.

Musician Andy Rehfeldt reimgined the song as a death metal anthem, and although he does prove a good point about how versatile music can be, we're not sure we're too happy with him ruining our favourite film!

Have a listen… and if you're really feeling it, turn the music up and get headbanging! We won't tell Julie Andrews, promise.