The Disney drama about the making of Mary Poppins has been attracting quite the impressive cast. First up Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson (previously Meryl Streep) are leading the production and now the supporting cast have been announced. Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, and Ruth Wilson have just joined the cast of Saving Mr. Banks. Alongside the impressive cast is The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock who will be helming the film with a [...]
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I previously reported that Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep were among the top contenders to be playing the lead roles in the making-of Mary Poppins film Saving Mr Banks. The tale which follows the 14-year struggle of founder Walt Disney getting the rights to P.L. Travers book for him to materialise it into the film we know and love today. News is now breaking [...]
A few weeks ago I announced that Walt Disney Pictures were adapting the story Saving Mr. Banks about how Walt Disney convinced author P.L. Travers to allow him to make Mary Poppins into a feature film. Tom Hanks is currently in talks to play Walt Disney with Meryl Streep in talks to play the author P.L. Travers. We now have [...]
Disney is nearing a deal to produce an upcoming film based on Walt Disney’s 14-year effort to persuade Australian author P.L. Travers to sell the movie rights to Mary Poppins. We all know how that ended, in 1964 Mary was released in theatres and was a smash hit commercially and critically. It earnt more than The Sound of Music and My [...]