Colin Farrell's Star-Studded 'Mary Poppins' Party

By DAVID WEINER

November 25, 2013

Tom Hanks channels Walt Disney opposite Emma Thompson's P.L. Travers in the charming, poignant Saving Mr. Banks, with Colin Farrell as Travers' troubled-but-doting father, and the stars of the film talk to ET's Nancy O'Dell about their personal Disney experiences and the fun Mary Poppins screening party that Colin threw for the cast!

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In select theaters December 13 and everywhere December 20, Saving Mr. Banks chronicles the real-life struggle and untold backstory of how the Disney classic Mary Poppins made it to the big screen. Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie out of the beloved Travers book, but when the curmudgeonly and uncompromising Travers refused to yield to Disney's magical vision, his promise to his daughters turned into a 20-year quest to obtain the rights and find a way to please Travers.

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Also starring Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, Melanie Paxson and Annie Rose Buckley, Saving Mr. Banks is directed by John Lee Hancock.



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