Disney released the first trailer to this December’s release of Saving Mr. Banks. The film is set to be released in theaters on December 13, 2013 in limited release.
Two-time Academy AwardÂ®â€“winner Emma Thompson and fellow double OscarÂ®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disneyâ€™s â€œSaving Mr. Banks,â€ inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disneyâ€™s classic â€œMary Poppinsâ€ made it to the screen.
When Walt Disneyâ€™s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Traversâ€™ â€œMary Poppins,â€ he made them a promiseâ€”one that he didnâ€™t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disneyâ€™s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesnâ€™t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Disney presents â€œSaving Mr. Banks,â€ directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan. In addition to Thompson and Hanks the film also stars Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffith and Kathy Baker.
“Saving Mr. Banks” will be released in U.S. theaters on December 13, 2013, limited, and open wide on December 20, 2013.
Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks Trailer: