|Release :||December 20, 2013|
John Lee Hancock
Kelly Marcel (Screenplay)
|Tom Hanks||Walt Disney|
|Emma Thompson||P.L. Travers|
|Colin Farrell||Robert Goff Travers (P.L.'s father)|
|Ruth Wilson||Margaret (P.L.'s mother)|
|Rachel Griffiths||Aunt Ellie|
|Bradley Whitford||Don DaGradi|
|Paul Giamatti||Ralph (P.L.'s driver)|
|Jason Schwartzman||Richard Sherman|
|B.J. Novak||Robert Sherman|
The movie will tell the scripted saga of how Walt Disney persuaded Australian author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to make a film out of Mary Poppins. That courtship took 14 years.
P.L. Travers first published Mary Poppins, which tells the story of the Banks family and their enchanting nanny, in 1934 and went on to write seven sequels. Because of her treatment during filming, and the addition of an animated sequence, Travers refused to sell Disney the rights to any of the other Poppins properties after the original 1964 film.