Colin Farrell will assist in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ for Disney

When I get asked about potential 2013 Oscar players (yes, people are already curious), a few films come to mind. Most are ones people expect to hear, but I also mention ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ as well. This story of Walt Disney and the making of ‘Mary Poppins’ has all the makings of being a real player. It’s set to star Tom Hanks as Disney and Emma Thompson as the author of Poppins, and now The Hollywood Reporter is saying here that Colin Farrell has joined the cast as well. After the jump you can get some more details, but I really like how this one is shaping up. Mark my words, it could be an awards player…

Here’s what the article says, in terms of plot:

The script is said to shift back and forth between 1961 and 1907, framing Travers by her childhood in rural Queensland and her experience negotiating with Walt Disney and his team for the film of Mary Poppins.

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