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Disney's Mary Poppins Movie Saving Mr. Banks Gets More Big Name Talent

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Jason Schwartzman Paul Giamatti join Saving Mr. Banks

Mary Poppins is hot these days!

We're anxiously awaiting to see if the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics really will feature the magical nanny trampling Lord Voldemort, but we've also been following the progress of a film which chronicles how Walt Disney obtained the rights from author P.L. Travers to produce the 1964 classic.

Tom Hanks has signed on to play Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, while Emma Thompson is set to play Travers. Colin Ferrell is still attached to play the titular character, but a few more names have been added to the production as well.

Jason Schwartzman has been tapped to play Disney songwriter Richard Morton Sherman and Paul Giamatti will play the author's chauffeur.

The film sounds like it's getting better and better with every new update we get! However, as Rock of Ages proved, the quantity of star power doesn't always ensure quality.

Still, we're crossing our fingers that this one ends up being as good as the movie it's about!

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One comment to “Disney's Mary Poppins Movie Saving Mr. Banks Gets More Big Name Talent”

  1. Jeff Sherman says – reply to this


    Hi Perez,

    Jeff Sherman, son of Robert B. Sherman here. Curious who they'll cast as my late father. Any word? Hopefully they've adjusted the screenplay to reflect the Sherman Brothers' true contribution to the "Mary Poppins" film musical and not just what the screenwriter imagined in a vacuum. The script I read was ludicrous, attributing much of my Dad and Uncle's story and song concepts to the daft Pamela Travers who served mainly as a stubborn roadblock in the film's development. Anyone who wants a sense of what really happened can take a look at my cousin's and my feature doc on our Dads, "the boys: the sherman brothers' story."