There was a fun April Fools’ story about Ryan Gosling playing Walt Disney in a new biopic that made the rounds last week. However, it turns out the legendary animator/entrepreneur will indeed be brought to life on the big screen in an upcoming project – one based on the true story behind the making of Disney’s famous Mary Poppins musical adaptation, titled Saving Mr. Banks.
Walt Disney Pictures is backing the project, which could potentially feature the one-two acting punch of Tom Hanks as Walt himself – and fellow multiple Oscar-winner Emma Thompson (who next appears onscreen in Men in Black III) as P.L. Travers, the author of the original Mary Poppins novel.
According to Variety (which broke the story), Saving Mr. Banks will chronicle Walt’s attempts to convince Travers to give him …
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