Yesterday, a first look with a photograph surfaced and today, we have the first official trailer of Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford and Jason Schwartzman. It's our first look at Tom Hanks' take on Walt Disney (he seems rather jovial) as he gets reluctant author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow him to make the film version of the popular Mary Poppins' novels.
There are some funny digs made towards what the film turned out to be but eventually Saving Mr. Banks wants us to believe in the famous, magical Disney charm that most of us grew up on. There's also a great longread in The New Yorker titled 'Becoming Mary Poppins' that I suspect might give a slightly different perspective and it's worth checking out before watching the film. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie), the film seems a perfect holiday release this December. And yes, we do get an answer to why the film is titled Saving Mr. Banks.