Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Disney Announces Production of Saving Mr. Banks; First On-Screen Portrayal of Walt Disney
The film will mark the first time that Walt will be portrayed on screen, and by none other than Tom Hanks, arguably the greatest actor of our time. It's hard to imagine that a better casting choice being possible.
Among other big names appearing in the picture are Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak (Ryan from NBC's The Office), who'll be playing Richard and Robert Sherman, the fraternal songwriting team behind some of Disney's catchiest tunes.
Although Walt's broader accomplishments as an animation and entertainment pioneer aren't the movie's main focus, as a Disney fan, I'm rabidly looking forwarding to seeing this.
Saving Mr. Banks is aiming for release sometime next year. Around awards season, maybe? Hollywood does love stories about Hollywood.