Hollywood legend Tom Hanks is set to appear on the big screen next year, as Walt Disney in the movie Saving Mr. Banks. Tom has been talking about playing the iconic role and has admitted that he feels a huge amount of pressure to get his performance spot on.
Hank explained to E!, “I don't want to piss anybody off. I want to be accurate, more than anything else. John Lee Hancock is the director, and it's really the story of Emma Thompson more than it's about me, so, you know, I don't want to screw up."
He added, “I went up to the Disney Family Museum at the Presidio in San Francisco... They just opened up all the exhibits for me, and I saw every piece of film and heard every piece of audio. He's a fascinating guy, because what we have is this benevolent animator who would introduce us to his cartoon characters.”
Tom continued, “But what he was, was very tough, competitive and a very loyal businessman that invented an art form that is still going great guns today.”
As well as starring Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks also stars Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson and Paul Giamatti. Saving Mr. Banks is directed by John Lee Hancock and will be released on December 20, 2013.