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!
Tags: author, colin farrell, jason schwartzman, mary poppins, olympics, paul giamatti, saving mr banks, tom hanks