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  1. 'Blind Side' Director Tackling the Story of McDonald's (Exclusive)

    4:26 pm 12/10/2014

    FilmNation and The Combine are producing the period drama Read more

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  2. BAFTA's Best British Movie Category Includes 'Gravity,' 'Rush' and 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    5:38 am 1/8/2014

    The categories include two U.K.-specific ones as the academy seeks to ensure that local achievements are honored.Read more

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  3. Bringing Walt Disney (and Mary Poppins) Back to Life: The Making of 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    8:00 am 12/16/2013

    The filmmakers feared the studio might kill the project, about the real story behind the making of "Mary Poppins." Instead, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and director John Lee Hancock were given the keys to the Magic Kingdom.Read more

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  4. AFI Fest: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Aims to Become Third Consecutive Movie About Hollywood to Win Top Oscar

    11:04 pm 11/7/2013

    Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks were on hand for the film's U.S. premiere at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre, where "Mary Poppins" also premiered 49 years ago.Read more

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  5. 'Saving Mr. Banks' Featurette: Emma Thompson on Portraying P.L. Travers

    9:39 am 11/7/2013

    Tom Hanks, director John Lee Hancock and Emma Thompson share discuss bringing P.L. Travers to the big screen. The actress portrays the British novelist in Walt Disney's new comedy due out for limited release on December 13. Read more

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  6. Saving Mr. Banks: London Review

    2:59 pm 10/20/2013

    Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney trying to convince Emma Thompson’s P.L. Travers to let him adapt "Mary Poppins" in this story inspired by Hollywood history.Read more

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  7. Disney's 'Maleficent' Enlists John Lee Hancock for Reshoots (Exclusive)

    4:05 pm 10/9/2013

    "We asked him to be on set," producer Joe Roth says, though Hancock will write, not direct, the new scenes; star Angelina Jolie is not expected to take part.Read more

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  8. 'Saving Mr. Banks' Trailer

    10:27 am 7/11/2013

    Emma Thompson stars as author P.L. Travers in John Lee Hancock's comedy about Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) adapting her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen. Read more

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