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‘Blind Side’ Director John Lee Hancock Joins Lenny Dykstra Project (EXCLUSIVE) – John Lee Hancock is re-teaming with “The Blind Side” producer Gil Netter to direct a sports-based movie about former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra. Details of the project are being kept under wraps. Dykstra, a key part of the champion 1986 New York Mets, has led a checkered life since retiring from baseball in.. 6 years 25 weeks ago via jackiechan

Review: Saving Mr. Banks (A Mouse House Full of Daddy Issues)

5:36 PM 12/30/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Saving Mr. Banks is a surprisingly apologetic celebration of Papa Walt and the herculean effort required to bring Mary Poppins to screen. The drama escapes whatever litigious truthiness is basic to the situation (Walt pestered the rights owner to submission) and somehow writers Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith wrestle this into a story about recovering from damaging parents.

'Saving Mr. Banks' Director John Lee Hancock to Help With 'Maleficent' Reshoots – Saving Mr. Banks helmer John Lee Hancock is going to help rescue another iconic Disney character. Hancock has been brought in to assist first-time director Robert Stromberg in shooting new scenes for Maleficent, intended to strengthen the opening of the film. While it’s not uncommon for big-budget studio productions like this one to go in for reshoots, it is a bit unusual for a studio to bring in another director to help film new material. 7 years 7 weeks ago via jetli

'World War Z' Again? John Lee Hancock To Oversee Reshoots Of 'Maleficent' To Fix Opening – As Marc Forster of "World War Z" fame and Carl Rinsch, of the upcoming and frequently delayed "47 Ronin" know, sometimes a blockbuster movie can escape your grasp. Whether it's the sheer scale of the production or not all the parts being the in the right place at the right time, a tentpole can quickly turn into a nightmare. 7 years 7 weeks ago via jetli

Tom Hanks IS Walt Disney in the First 'Saving Mr. Banks' Trailer

10:20 AM 7/11/2013 by Jeff Giles
Saving Mr. Banks
At least in theory, Christmas movies don't come much more Christmas-y than a family-friendly drama starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney -- and even if Christmas movies aren't your thing, the first trailer for Saving Mr. Banks makes a pretty persuasive argument for America's favorite actor as the guy who created the Happiest Place on Earth.

Highwaymen: Neeson & Harrelson Sought To Play Bonnie & Clyde's Killers – The criminal duo of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ may be household names, but the men tasked with bringing them to justice are not; that’s a problem that Highwaymen hopes to solve. Following the efforts of the Texas Rangers who tracked down and killed Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in the 1930s, the John Lee Hancock (The Alamo, The Blindside) directed feature has finally been given the green light. 7 years 33 weeks ago via donnieyen

Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman & Ruth Wilson Join 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson – Already pretty much guaranteed to be a major contender in next year's Oscar race along with "August: Osage County" with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, "Saving Mr. Banks" continues to add to its cast with a trio of actors joining Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell. Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman and Ruth Wilson are now on board the John Lee Hancock flick, which tackles Disney's "Mary Poppins" from a unique angle.

8 years 18 weeks ago via donnieyen

Saving Mr. Banks

Posted March 9th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep.


John Lee Hancock In Talks For Making Of Mary Poppins Pic 'Saving Mr. Banks' – EXCLUSIVE: The Blind Side helmer John Lee Hancock is in early talks with Disney to direct Saving Mr. Banks, the Kelly Marcel-scripted saga of how Walt Disney waged a 14-year courtship to persuade Australian author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to make a film out of Mary Poppins. 8 years 39 weeks ago via theothersenhman

The Partner

Posted January 27th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Based on John Grisham's novel of the same name, "The Partner" is about a young lawyer who faked his own death while embezzling a large sum of money from his employer.

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