SAVING MR. BANKS is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey), about the production of the popular 1964 Walt Disney Studios film Mary Poppins. It stars Tom Hanks as filmmaker Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as author P. L. Travers. Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Annie Buckley, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Paul Giamatti, and Kathy Baker round out the supporting cast of the film.
The drama takes you inside the film’s creative process, as Walt Disney (Hanks), desperately attempts to mount a production of the movie, while P.L. Travers (Thompson), the notoriously protective author behind the original book, seeks to make sure her novel isn’t ruined in the transition.