Not so supercalifragilistic …
Disney is developing a completely unnecessary new "Mary Poppins," to be directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago") with songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (TV's "Smash"). The studio says it will be based on P.L. Travers' later Poppins novels, but don't call it a sequel!
Gonna fly now
Michael B. Jordan is the son of Apollo Creed in "Creed," which also stars Sylvester Stallone as an aging Rocky Balboa. … Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine star in the buddy movie "The Last Word." … Meryl Streep stars as a would-be opera singer in the period drama "Florence Foster Jenkins," co-starring Hugh Grant. … Oliver Stone's "Snowden," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, has been moved from Christmas Day into 2016. … Woody Harrelson joins "War for the Planet of the Apes." … Channing Tatum finally has someone to direct his Evel Knievel biopic: Darren Aronofsky. … Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct a new "Charlie's Angels" movie. … Ice Cube will be Scrooge in "Humbug," yet another retelling of "A Christmas Carol."
What could go wrong?
NBC's "You the Jury" will be a kind of live "Law & Order" in which viewers will decide actual cases. … The network also is developing a gay version of the 1970s series "Hart to Hart." … A&E's "Roots" remake will star Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Derek Luke and British actor Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte. … The Hollywood Reporter surveyed 2,800 actors, writers and directors about their favorite TV shows of all time and compiled the top 100. Nos. 1-10: "Friends," "Breaking Bad," "The X-Files," "Game of Thrones," "Seinfeld," "The Sopranos," "Saturday Night Live," "I Love Lucy," "Mad Men," "The Simpsons."
Tall tale collapses
Comedian Steven Rannazzisi (FX's "The League") has admitted in a series of contrite tweets that his often repeated story of a harrowing escape from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 was fabricated. "I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day," he said. "This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry. The stupidity and guilt I have felt for many years has not abated."