I'll admit, I'm certainly curious about this, if it does get made.
Film will be titled 'Saving Mr. Banks'
Tom Hanks To Play Walt Disney in ‘Mary Poppins’ Making-Of Drama ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ | /FilmBased on true events, Kelly Marcel‘s 2011 Black List script centers around company founder’s Walt Disney‘s 14-year effort to convince Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers to turn over the rights to her book. Since the early days, the project’s sought big names, with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep said to be among the top choices to play the leads and The Blind Side helmer John Lee Hancock boarding the picture in late February. Now casting has begun in earnest, with Hanks in talks to play Walt Disney and Emma Thompson negotiating for the role of Travers.
- A word of note, Disney Co. has declined to comment on any casting for the project, so its purely speculative at this point.