Colin Farrell Signs on for Saving Mr. Banks
The story centers on Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), and shifts between her childhood days in early 1900s Queensland, and her experiences in the 1960s, negotiating with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) for a big-screen adaptation of her books.
Colin Farrell will play the author's father, a banker who starts drinking heavily after going through some hard times financially. His hardships had a profound effect on her writing.