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Colin Farrell in Talks to Join Hanks and Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/15/2012

Saving Mr. BanksOne of the coolest cats in Hollywood, Colin Farrell, is lining up a new role with Disney. Farrell is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks.


The script tells the true story of how Walt Disney persuaded Australian author P.L. Travers to give him the rights to her most famous creation, magical nanny “Mary Poppins. Oddly enough, Travers was not impressed by the final 1964 film, being particularly disappointed with the animated sequences, and subsequently refused to sell any of her other stories to Disney. There are eight novels in total about the magical English nanny who turns up at the Banks household in London to care for the childen after being blown in on the east wind.


Tom Hanks will play Disney and Emma Thompson will play Travers and Farrell will play her father, the inspiration for the Mr. Banks character played by David Tomlinson in the 1964 classic film that starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.


The Blind Side’s John Lee Hancock will take the director’s chair on Saving Mr Banks, working from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, which made last year’s Black List of the best unproduced scripts in Hollywood.


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