First Look At Tom Hanks And Emma Thompson In ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

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Time Magazine has posted the first official photo (pictured above) from Disney’s upcoming drama Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

Inspired by true events, Saving Mr. Banks chronicles the story of how Disney’s musical classic Mary Poppins made it to the big screen and the testy relationship between the legendary Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) that almost derailed the production. The Blindside director John Lee Hancock directed the film from a script written by Kelly Marcel, who has also written the adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

In an interview with Time Magazine, Emma Thompson discusses her role as Travers by saying, “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 honor. 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.”

Saving Mr. Banks will be released in limited theaters on December 13th before going wide on December 20th. Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Giamatti, Ruth Wilson, and B.J. Novak also appear in the film. Do you think this is bound of Oscar glory?

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