2. Saving Mr. Banks
In short, this is a film starring a two-time Oscar winner playing a twenty-two time Oscar winner about the making of a movie with five Oscars. In Saving Mr. Banks, Tom Hanks plays Mr. Disney in a sort of biopic tracing the production of classic musical Mary Poppins.
It’s produced by BBC Films who have no great Oscar presence, but its mid-December release, the backing of Beuna Vista as its distributor, and some very promising early photos suggest this could be a real contender. Hanks is already being touted as a nominee, while the film may hit enough nostalgic notes to pick up some other nods, maybe even Best Picture?