In the 1960’s Walt Disney attempted to adapt P.L. Travers novel “Mary Poppins”. Travers ended up hating every second of the movie and vowed to never work with Disney ever again. SAVING MR. BANKS is about what happened during pre production and negotiations for Disney to gain the rights.
In a sea of ‘blockbuster’ films, SAVING MR. BANKS is one of those setting itself up for awards season. And the December 13th release date is a calculated one. The film Stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzmen and Ruth Wilson(THE LONE RANGER). SAVING MR. BANKS is directed by THE BLIND SIDE helmer John Lee Hancock with the script written by Kelly Marcel who recently signed on to adapt FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. Check out the trailer below.