The history of making Mary Poppins into a film was a troubled one. Author P.L. Travers strongly disliked the film when it came out, and she forbade Walt Disney from ever making another Poppins film.
That hasn’t stopped Disney from making Saving Mr. Banks, a film that reimagines the making of Mary Poppins with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers. The rest of the cast looks equally fabulous, with Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti,
my wife Ruth Wilson, and many more rounding off the cast. Bonus points to Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak in some funny scenes as the Sherman brothers.
While it may not be historically accurate, I wouldn’t mind the extra spoonful of sugar added to this movie.
July 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm
OOOO Where’s Ruth Wilson? Also, if Julie Andrews and/or Dick van Dyke don’t make cameos, this movie is null and void.
It’s weird to think of Walt Disney as a good guy after that Soho Rep play. Do you think they’ll make Disney completely goody-goody?
July 15, 2013 at 1:57 am
Ruth Wilson is going to play one of the family members in P.L. Travers’ life. And I NEED Julie and Dick cameos in this movie. Annnnd I’m sure this is a feel good sort of movie with a warm-hearted Disney. Can’t wait to watch!