‘Blind Side’ Director Gets ‘Mary Poppins’ Centric ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Last night, we witnessed some defining moments in the careers of those nominated for Oscars at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Their names will always have an asterisk next to them indicating their nomination in the industry’s most prestigious ceremony, and today we have an update regarding a director whose film was up for Best Picture just a couple of years ago. The Blind Side director John Lee Hooker is in talks to join a Disney project called Saving Mr. Banks, which chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of how Walt Disney himself snagged the rights to the book on which the classic Mary Poppins is based. More below! Deadline has the story which also says heavy hitters Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are being considered for the roles of Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, respectively. It’s still far too early on in the process to confirm any casting, but …

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