Disney has unveiled the official trailer for Tom Hanks' "Saving Mr Banks" movie, which co-stars Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford and Jason Schwartzman. It's directed by John Lee Hancock and set to hit theaters on December 13th. Check out the photo below.
Plot: The film centers on the creator of Mary Poppins, PL Travers (Thompson). The story shifts back and forth between 1961 and 1907, showing Travers during her childhood and her experience negotiating with Walt Disney (Hanks) for the film of Mary Poppins.
Travers father (Farrell) was a banker who slowly slid into alcoholism as the family fell into financial hardship. Travers looked up to her father, and the breaking of his spirit had an effect on her writing. She was extremely reluctant to sell Disney the rights to make Mary Poppins into a movie, mainly because the story was highly personal, and reflected hardships in her own life and her relationship with her father.
Although the movie made her a very wealthy woman, she disliked the animated sequences and other aspects of the film so much that she refused to sell any of her other works to Disney for the rest of her life.
Sorry, don't really give a sh*t about this damned woman or Mary Poppins. Should have made a movie about Walt instead. Now there's an interesting story. Didn't even finish the trailer, either. Looks like a total bore.
minkowskiwrites: on July 11th, 2013 at 10:03:05 PM
Saving Ms. Stanks, the Lindsay Lohan intervention story.
Dreamcastwrites: on July 11th, 2013 at 10:03:51 PM
The script is supposed to be pretty good.
Unfortunately, they gave it to John Lee Hanc*ck (The Blind Side) who schmaltzed it up like Spielberg making a movie about colored folk.
minkowskiwrites: on July 11th, 2013 at 10:06:10 PM
Is this one of those Black List scripts, Dreamcast?
Mary Poppins is one of my all time favorite films - I am so excited to see this! I'm a little hesitant to see this woman's side of the story though - all my absolute favorite parts of the film she absolutely hated. It's hard to love someone when they disown their greatest legacy when it means so much to your childhood.
This actually looks pretty interesting, especially with two of the alltime great actors going at it the whole film. I love movies about the studio era (The Aviator, Guilty by Suspicion), so I'll give this a try.
A movie about Disney would be interesting but I doubt Disney would ever allow it to happen.