Although he’s excelled in roles in The New World, In Bruges and even last year’s hilarious Horrible Bosses, looking back at Colin Farrell‘s career, the actor has never truly been a part of a family-friendly, all-audience drama. If talks go through for an upcoming project, it looks like that’s about to change.
Deadline reports that the star of the upcoming Total Recall is now in discussions to join Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, set to be directed by The Blind Side helmer John Lee Hancock. Farrell is lined up to star alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in the film that follows Walt Disney‘s fourteen-year quest to adapt P.L. Travers‘ Mary Poppins, and how the author was particularly difficult to pin down.
Farrell would portray the father of Travers (Thompson) while Hanks would play Walt Disney himself. The trouble journey is detailed throughout the entire development process, including up to release. Near and dear to her heart, Travers even disliked Mary Poppins‘ animated sequences that she never worked with the company again. As for Farrell, he always seems to be trying out new things in his career, for better or worse. While I’d never rush out to see a film by Hancock, the cast could certainly sway me.
What do you think about Farrell’s first foray into family films?
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