Tom Hanks is perhaps America’s favorite actor of the past 25 years. So it only it makes sense that Mr. America himself, could be taking on the American success story of the legendary Walt Disney.
Hanks has had great success with Disney — his vocal work helped the “Toy Story” franchise earn almost $2 billion around the globe — but will his magic touch extend to actually playing Disney himself? That’s the hope for the studio, which — according to Deadline.com – is eyeing Hanks to star as Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks,” a true-life story that follows the mogul’s attempts to bring “Mary Poppins” to the big screen.
Emma Thompson in is talks to play P.L. Travers, the Australian author behind “Poppins,” who fought Disney at every turn over the course of 14 years while he attempted to option her novel.