SAVING MR BANKS
Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 American-Australian-British historical comedy-drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel & Sue Smith. Centered on the development of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film Mary Poppins, the film stars Emma Thompson as author P. L. Travers & Tom Hanks as filmmaker Walt Disney, with supporting roles from Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, & Colin Farrell. Taking its title from the father in Travers' story, the film depicts the author's fortnight-long briefing in 1961 Los Angeles as she is persuaded by Disney, in his attempts to obtain the screen rights to her novels. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and BBC Films, Saving Mr. Banks was shot entirely in the Southern California area; primarily at the Walt Disney Studios, where a majority of the film's narrative takes place. The film was released theatrically in the U.K. on November 29, 2013, & in the United States on December 13, 2013. It was met with positive reviews, with praise directed towards the acting, screenplay, & production merits.