Disney’s Mary Poppins Film ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Adds Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman & Ruth Wilson
Saving Mr. Banks reveals the story behind how Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) spent 14 years convincing Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to give him the film rights, culminating with the 1964 Julie Andrews musical that snagged five Oscars and today is widely regarded as a classic. The film failed to win Travers’ affections, and so she refused to sell Walt the rights to her sequel novels.
The project is based on a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel (creator of the now-defunct Terra Nova), with John Lee Hancock directing. Hancock directed The Alamo and The Rookie for Disney, though his most successful film to date is the Best Picture-nominated The Blind Side. He also co-penned Snow White and the Huntsman, for what it’s worth (or, rather, not worth).
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