Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak link up as the core group trying bring P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins to life in film. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is basically a lay up for the Academy Award unless Daniel Day Lewis decides to play Ghandhi. The premise of the film is convincing author, P.L. Travers (Thompson) to put her faith in Mr. Disney to create a character to accurately depict her book.