Tom Hanks begins shooting as Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
Production begins this week in Los Angeles
“Saving Mr. Banks,” which features Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, has started shooting today in Los Angeles.
In the film, Hanks plays Disney in the 1960s, as he tries to procure the film rights to P.L. Travers’ "Mary Poppins," with Emma Thompson in the role of the uptight and very controlling Travers.
Paul Giamatti, Ruth Wilson, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak also star.
John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side," "The Rookie") is directing from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel (creator of "Terra Nova").
"Mary Poppins," of course, became one of Disney's most beloved and successful film, scoring at the box office and winning five Oscars, including best actress (Julie Andrews), original score and song ("Chim-Chim-Cher-ee").
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