The first trailer has been release for John Lee Hancock‘s Saving Mr. Banks. The first trailer has been release for John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks. The film focuses on Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) novel Mary Poppins and the rocky relationship that formed between the two. In some ways, it’s pure Oscar-bait and easily digestible as well as a little on the sappy side, but it also looks quite charming. Hanks and Thompson look like they have great chemistry, and I got a big laugh when they come across the problem of trying to sell Travers on “supercalifragilousexpialadocious”.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, and Kathy Baker. Saving Mr. Banks opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide December 20th.