Tom Hanks is featured as the legendary Walt Disney, who tries to convince the Australian-born novelist to bring her Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen.
After releasing first image of "Saving Mr. Banks", Walt Disney Pictures now lets fans take a peek at the John Lee Hancock-directed pic through its first trailer coming out via Moviefone. Through the video, it is revealed that the process of how the classic story of "Mary Poppins" was finally adapted into a film in 1964 was apparently quite a struggle for Walt Disney.
Tom Hanks takes on the role of Disney, who promises his daughters to turn the book into a movie. Before it can happen, he must seek permission from P.L. Travers, the magical nanny creator played by Emma Thompson, first. It turns out that the author is reluctant to grant his wish, and the video later sees how Disney "works his magic" to change her mind.
Penned by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, the movie is also supported by Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman and Paul Giamatti.
While Hanks tells The Hollywood Reporter that his character is not "a warty guy," Thompson reveals to Time that hers is "far more chaotic and confused and morally various" than other characters she has played before.
"Saving Mr. Banks" will hit select theaters on December 13 and go nationwide on December 20.