SAVING MR. BANKS (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?

Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee), Tom Hanks (Cast Away), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom), B.J. Novak (Inglourious Basterds), Bradley Whitford (The Cabin in the Woods), Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger), Melanie Paxson (Slackers), Rachel Griffiths (Muriel’s Wedding)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), director; Kelly Marcel (Terra Nova) and Sue Smith (Peaches), writers; Ian Collie (The Catalpa Rescue), Alison Owen (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Phillip Steuer (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), producers; Thomas Newman (American Beauty), composer; John Schwartzman (Seabiscuit), cinematographer; Mark Livolsi (Marley and Me), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

For years, author P.L. Travers (Thompson) has resisted the endless pursuits of Walt Disney (Hanks) to make her cherished Mary Poppins character and books, themselves based on her own experiences in Australia with her father (Farrell) into a film. But in 1961, when Travers finds herself on the verge of bankruptcy, she reluctantly travels to Hollywood to oversee the writing phase of what would ultimately become one of Disney’s most popular films…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Saving Mr. Banks offers an exclusive – if dramatized – peek behind the curtain of the making of Disney’s Mary Poppins, and brings to light the previously unheard-of inspirations for the “practically perfect in every way” nanny character that Travers created in the first place.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2013

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