Tom Hanks To Play Walt Disney In 'Saving Mr. Banks'

By AMC April 10, 2012

The movie “Saving Mr. Banks” already sounds like a sure fire Oscar-contender and a new player added to the mix sounds like it really will be.

Tom Hanks is in talks to play Walt Disney in the movie about Disney's 14-year courtship of P.L. Travers, the woman who wrote Mary Poppins, to sell him the rights to turn it into a movie. Emma Thompson is in talks to star as the Australian author who fought with Disney all the way through production, guarded about the property that was very close to her heart.

Unfortunately, she hated the animation sequences in the film and refused to sell any more rights over to Disney. A shame because the movie that starred Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and David Tomlinson (Mr. Banks) is now an instant Disney classic. I have a feeling this biopic about the events leading up to the movie's release will be as well.

Source: Deadline

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