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Tom Hanks will channel Walt Disney himself in Saving Mr. Banks, a Disney-made film about the making of Mary Poppins, reports Variety. Emma Thompson will play Poppins author P.L. Travers in a story that focuses on her trepidation -- and subsequent regret -- about bringing the whimsical character to the big screen in 1964. Disney courted Travers for over a decade to give him the screen rights to the story. The film will be directed by The Blind Side helmer John Lee Hancock.