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First Photo of Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in SAVING MR. BANKS

July 10, 2013
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The incredible Tom Hanks takes on such few roles, that when he is enchanted by one and decides to go for it, you just know it's going to be amazing. His portrayal of Walt Disney is the upcoming "Saving Mr. Banks" should prove to be no different. The first photo has arrived from the film, which features both Hanks and Emma Thompson, who portrays "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers.

The film follows Disney's perseverance as he tries to convince Travers that his company should be allowed to turn her book into a film. Travers was skeptical at the thought and the picture shows her with her arms crossed, not buying into Disney's charm, as he attempts to win her over.

On the character, Thompson said, "She was a woman of quite eye-watering complexity and contradiction. Often I play people who are controlled by some very clear guiding moral principles. Like Margaret Schlegel in Howards End, guided by the early principles of feminism and equal rights, and Elinor Dashwood in Sense And Sensibility, guided by the principles of decency and honour. There are very clear moral prisms these women pour life through, and I understand that very well. And Travers was not like that at all. She was far more chaotic and confused and morally various."

I'm really excited for this film, directed by John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side"). Disney was such a remarkable being, and it seems like its high time to chronicle his life and efforts in a full length film.

Do you like the first photo? Let us know in the comments section below!

"Saving Mr. Banks" will hit AMC Theatres on January 17th, 2014.

Source: Empire

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