The first image (above) has been released from brand new feature film Saving Mr. Banks, starring EMMA THOMPSON.
The film is Disney’s take on the real life story of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (played by EMMA) and her stormy relationship with the studio’s own mastermind, Walt Disney himself (played by Tom Hanks). In the photo above, released this week by TIME magazine, Travers has come to Disneyland in 1961 to meet with Walt Disney.
EMMA has taken on numerous challenging roles in her career, with performances based on classic literature and historical events. But, on playing Travers, EMMA tells TIME that “she’s the most difficult person I’ve ever played.” You can read the full article and revealing interview here, in which EMMA discusses the complexities of the character.
Saving Mr. Banks is directed by John Lee Hancock and scheduled for release on December 13th 2013 (USA) | January 17th 2014 (UK). Check out the brand new trailer below and start getting excited!