|Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Susanna White|
|Produced by||Tim Bevan
|Written by||Emma Thompson
Christianna Brand (Books)
and Maggie Smith
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
Working Title Films
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 26, 2010|
|Preceded by||Nanny McPhee (2005)|
|Followed by||unnamed third sequel|
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang is an upcoming family film. It is a sequel to the 2005 film Nanny McPhee. It was adapted by Emma Thompson from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda books. Thompson reprises her role as Nanny McPhee, and the film also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Asa Butterfield, Bill Bailey and Katy Brand.
A group of children are evacuated from the city to a farm during wartime, where they encounter Nanny McPhee, the magic-wielding governess where she is back to her original form.
In 2009, Emma Thompson was to portray Professor Sybill Trelawney in the upcoming Harry Potter Film (Deathly Hollows). The timing for both films coincided with one another and Emma was left to decide which role to pursue. As obviously noted, She preceded in taking the role of Nanny McPhee while the Harry Potter role was left to be re-worked.