Tom Hanks is playing Walt Disney in the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which I’m just literally hearing about for the first time while writing this article. The story focuses on Mary Poppins writer PL Travers – played by Emma Thompson, also seen above – when she moves from London to Hollywood to work with Disney on the film adaptation of the book. I know theoretically that sounds sorta boring, but I actually think it’ll be great!
On the flip side, the script is being written by Kelly Marcel, who’s also doing the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Perhaps that doesn’t bode so well, after all. But I have hope! Tom Hanks is great! Emma Thompson is great! It has to be great, right? We’ll find out this winter – it’s out December 20.