Walt Disney Pictures revealed a featurette for Saving Mr. Banks, an upcoming biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel.
Produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Christine Langan, Troy Lum, Andrew Mason and Paul Trijbits.
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Rachel Griffiths and Kathy Baker.
“The film centers on the life of Travers, shifting between 1907 with her childhood in Queensland, Australia, the negotiations with Walt Disney and the making of Mary Poppins in 1961.
While in California for filming, Travers thinks back to her difficult childhood in Australia, most especially to her father, the inspiration for the role of the story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks.
Her relationships with her father and with Disney were examined in Valerie Lawson’s biography of Travers, first published as Out of the Sky She Came in 1999 by Hodder Headline and as Mary Poppins, She Wrote, in subsequent publications from 2005 to 2010.”