Walt Disney Pictures has released the first theatrical trailer for the biographical drama Saving Mr. Banks. The film is directed by John Lee Hancock and stars Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, and B.J. Novak. Saving Mr. Banks is scheduled to hit theaters on December 13th.
The film centers on the life of P.L. Travers (Thompson), shifting between 1907 with her childhood in Queensland, Australia, the negotiations with Walt Disney (Hanks), and the making of Mary Poppins in the 1960’s. 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.
Theatrical Trailer For Saving Mr. Banks courtesy of The JoBlo Movie Network
Source: Walt Disney Pictures