Tom Hanks and Colin Farrell star in the first trailer for Saving Mr. Banks
Yesterday we got the first look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney himself and today we get the first trailer for the film SAVING MR. BANKS. Disney is beloved by families and children all over the world and to remind you of how great Walt Disney was, they went ahead and made a movie about how him. Of course, we’ll ignore some of his indiscretions and focus on his charm and generosity. Check out the feel good trailer below and judge for yourself if this will find any love come Oscar time. SAVING MR. BANKS will star Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers and Colin Farrell as Travers Goff/ Mr. Banks. The all-star cast also include: Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak and Kathy Baker. The John Lee Hancock directed film hits theaters on December 13th.
SAVING MR. BANKS official synopsis: When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney’s desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario’s concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers’ reflects back on her childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family which not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book.
None more so than the one person whom she loved and admired more than any other—her caring father, Travers Goff, a tormented banker who, before his untimely death that same year, instills the youngster with both affection and enlightenment (and would be the muse for the story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks, the sole character that the famous nanny comes to aide). While reluctant to grant Disney the film rights, Travers comes to realize that the acclaimed Hollywood storyteller has his own motives for wanting to make the film—which, like the author, hints at the relationship he shared with his own father in the early 20th Century Midwest.