Colin Farrell Signs on for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

The actor will play the father of ‘Mary Poppins’ creator P.L. Travers in this drama starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.

Colin Farrell joins the cast of Saving Mr. Banks
Colin Farrell joins the cast of Saving Mr. Banks
Colin Farrell is in negotiations to star in Walt Disney Pictures' Saving Mr. Banks, alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

The story centers on Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), and shifts between her childhood days in early 1900s Queensland, and her experiences in the 1960s, negotiating with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) for a big-screen adaptation of her books.

Colin Farrell will play the author's father, a banker who starts drinking heavily after going through some hard times financially. His hardships had a profound effect on her writing.

John Lee Hancock is directing from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. Production is slated to begin this fall in Los Angeles.

Saving Mr. Banks was released December 13th, 2013 and stars Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak. The film is directed by John Lee Hancock.

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  1. Nicholaus XX

    @2movieguys -- Ha ha, same here!

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. Andrea Dufresne


    Colin Farrell has 3 upcoming films, EXCLUDING this one, none of which are remakes. This is just rubbish talk. The likes of DeNiro, Depp and DiCaprio all have MORE than a mere two remakes under their belt.

    3 years agoby @Andrea-DufresneFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    I can't see Tom Hanks as Walt Disney!?

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    WOW...Colin Farrell is not doing a remake/reboot!.

    The plot sounds interesting...I hope it doesn't turn out like the dud
    "Finding Neverland ". Not even Kate Winslet could save "THAT" film!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    This man doesn't scream disney, but what the hell

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. ejk1

    Not sure how this is going to pan out. On one hand, It sort of falls in line with this rash of "behind the movie" movies. But, it also adds some biopic flavor, which sets it somewhat apart from the rest of the pack. I'll be paying a little more attention to this.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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