Nanny McPhee Returns theatrical release date
After being released as NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG in the U.K. (its country of origins), NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS arrives on U.S. screens with a new title, courtesy of Universal Pictures releases. this sequel to NANNY MCPHEE (2005) recycles the same basic set-up, a sort of riff on MARY POPPINS, about a magical nanny who works miracles with difficult children (although she does not fly with an umbrella). Emma Thompson once again writes the script (based on the books by Christianna Brand) and takes the title role, supported by Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Maggie Smith. Susanna White directed. The response from English critics was not wildly enthusiastic: apparently the story is episodic and too similar to the first film.
U.S. release date: August 20.