Disney channelled by Tom Hanks: First look
Walt Disney, as played by a disturbingly convincing Tom Hanks, is set to be portrayed in the upcoming flick Saving Mr. Banks, which follows the troubled production of Mary Poppins and its author P L Travers. We expect Tom Hanks’ Disney to be appropriately shouty and magical and oh-so racist. It may be just a single shot of Walt Disney walking around Disneyland so far, but it already looks epic. Tom Hanks is a chameleon!
Aside from Walt Disney chucking about, Emma Thompson is playing P L Travers herself, Colin Farrell will be Travers’ unsuccessful father and Paul Giamatti will be Walt Disney’s sarcastic butler, or something. We’re mostly excited for the return of the oddly-phlegmatic Jason Schwartzman, last seen being a complete douche in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Imagine if Jason Schwartzman was playing Disney… One day, guys, one day.
The full, unaltered, un-sarcasmed photo can be found by clicking the picture below:
Tom Hanks is getting his Disney on in Saving Mr. Banks, coming late 2013. Oddly enough, he was also in similarly-titled Saving Private Ryan. Let’s hope things turn out better for Disney than it did for Captain Miller.