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First Look: Tom Hanks Waves as Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

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July 10, 2013
Source: TIME

Saving Mr. Banks

One film that was hard to cut out of our list of 21 Movies You Can Still Look Forward to In the Second Half of 2013 was Disney's drama Saving Mr. Banks. The story follows two weeks in the life of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) as he worked tirelessly to keep a promise he made to his daughters to adapt P.L. Travers' (Emma Thompson) book Mary Poppins into a feature film. But when the author comes to visit Disney, her curmudgeonly attitude holds strong, and she won't budge on allowing an adaptation. Disney then reaches into his own childhood to under Travers' haunting past which has made her so cold. Now we have a first look photo featuring a mustached Hanks trying to entertain Thompson at Disney's theme park. Look!

Here's the first photo from John Lee Hancock's Saving Mr. Banks from TIME (via Bleeding Cool):

Saving Mr. Banks

Inspired by true events, Saving Mr. Banks is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s musical classic Mary Poppins made it to the big screen and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) had with author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) that almost derailed the production from ever happening. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs the film written by "Terra Nova" writer Kelly Marcel, making her feature writing debut. Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman also star in the film which gets a limited release on December 13th and hits theaters everywhere December 20th. Well?

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  • Jackmooney9
    I am pumped for this movie!
  • TheDouche
    I was at the park when this was being filmed. It was no secret, & it was pretty cool to see. Looking forward to seeing this.
  • DAVIDPD
    Damn his lady friend looks stuck up.
  • zey
    Cool, here's hoping they don't whitewash his infamous anti-Semitism.
  • lollersrollers
    Walt Disney was beat by his father
  • Areyoukiddingme
    Curmudgeonly!??? Who in the F**K uses words like that??? i had to look it up just to know what in the hell you were talking about. Stop trying to act like a fancy ass, sophisticated writer.

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