There is a new movie in the works, about Walt Disney. Is it possible that there has never been a film made about Walt Disney? It’s true. This is the first, and none other than Tom Hanks will portray Walt Disney.
Now keep in mind it’s not a straight ahead biography of Dinsey, but rather, “Saving Mr. Banks, is just a portion of his illustrious career.
Walt Disney had the idea of making the story “Mary Poppins” into a film back in 1938. But the author refused to allow it.
It took Disney twenty years to persuade P.L. Travers to approve of the film. When sales of her book began to dwindle she allowed Walt Disney to obtain the rights and the result was one of the most endearing films in history with the irresistible Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in starring roles. Travers was not happy with the result.
So with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers. Plus Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson, look for “Saving Mr. Banks” in theaters later this year.