Tom Hanks to Play Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Emma Thompson will portray author P.L. Travers in this look at the making of ‘Mary Poppins’.

Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks is in talks to play Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, a look at how Mary Poppins came to life on the big screen.

Emma Thompson is also in talks to join the film as children's author P.L. Travers, upon whose book Mary Poppins is based.

Kelly Marcel wrote the screenplay, which wound up on 2011's Black List. The story will mainly focus on P.L. Travers's life, and her apprehension at having her literary character brought to the big screen.

There is no production start date set at this time.

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. ROFLitschristian

    Interesting. I guess I could see him play Disney?

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides And he does it like a sir

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. ejk1

    @thedude-abides Isn't that what I always do? ;)

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. thedude-abides

    @dan1 No problemo, man. I had a great time with it. Here's to hoping this NEVER happens, lol.

    @ejk1 Thanks for throwing more gasoline on that already out of control fire, lol.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. Dan

    @ejk1 The only scene I liked in Constantine was when Swinton told him he was f*cked. And mostly because I feel she can act circles around Reeves.

    That doesn't sound like a half bad role for Gosling, in all semi-seriousness :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. ejk1

    By the way, I don't care for this trend of films being made about how other films were made. It's basically Hollywood saying "we are so f*cking lazy that we don't even feel like rebooting or remaking anymore. We'll just tell how films came to be." Oh joy. Oh bliss.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. ejk1

    Top roles for Gosling as a superhero:
    1) Daredevil (Eva Green as Karen Page)
    2) Hank Pym (Cary Mulligan as Janet)
    3) John Constantine (removing the stain that Keanu made)
    4) Zack Overkill (from Ed Brubaker's Incognito books)

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Dan

    @thedude-abides Sorry dude, had a sh*tty day at work, and this amused the hell out of me to nettle you a little. You'll get over it. Enjoy the nightmares :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Hmm, well, when you put it that way

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus No, the point is to cast people that @thedude-abides fawns over :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 At least come up with some eye candy :p

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Dan

    @thedude-abides Well at least we figured out 4 different roles for him. Not bad. They could just cast either Michelle Williams or Carey Mulligan for Mera (dye their hair red), and have Refn direct it :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. thedude-abides

    @dan1@bawnian-dexeus I'd rather seem him as King of the Sea, lol.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. Dan

    @ejk1 needs to read this thread :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. Dan

    @thedude-abides Why do you think I started it? >:D

    What if he was Riddler?

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus@dan1 Not bad. He's got the right look for both. Although this is getting to be like some sort of self-inflicted game of torture for me talking about my favorite actor playing a superhero. I'll let you two figure it out :)

    Meanwhile, I'm gonna try to ignore the fact that this conversation ever took place.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  17. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Cyclops isn't bad. Kinda moody guy, fits him. Or Gambit.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1@thedude-abides How about a stand alone Cyclops ?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. thedude-abides

    @dan1@bawnian-dexeus Okay. The fact that that was a joke went right over my head. That was quite hilarious.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  20. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Aquaman? Hahahahahahahahaha....

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. Dan

    @thedude-abides Gosling? Hmmm.. his personality is usually laid back with the occasional outburst (at least that's what I've seen out of him between Murder by Numbers, Blue Valentine, and Drive), so I really don't know. Lemme think on it.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Be interesting to see him as king of the sea

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. thedude-abides

    *that guy I was referring to was supposed to be Christian Bale

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  24. thedude-abides

    @dan1 If it was for a director like Christopher Nolan, I'd be all for it. I'd seen American Psycho before Batman Begins and completely forgotten about the guy. Now he's one of my top five current actors. Same thing with RDJ and Iron Man.

    You know more about this than I do. Who would he play?

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  25. Dan

    @thedude-abides But what if he did play a superhero?

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  26. thedude-abides

    @dan1 Lol. No worries. Any other role Gosling's in and you'd be right. Superheroes not included :)

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  27. K.Guy

    Save everyone why don't yah.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  28. Dan

    @thedude-abides You disagreeing with me? No way. Unheard of. But I guess I was off the mark than usual this time lol.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

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