Well, why not? The man's already been a wizard, a mutant, a monster-movie director, a Nazi in hiding, many Shakespearean types, and will soon portray Sherlock Holmes. Why not an enchanted talking clock?
Disney's upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast — following the super-fun live-action Cinderella and the upcoming Jungle Book— is pretty much nailing its casting. It's doing so well, I'm actually getting anxious that expectations are too high. The latest in perfect casting? Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline.
This trailer for Saving Mr. Banks is priceless — it's a film about the making of Disney's Mary Poppins movie, with Tom Hanks inhabiting Walt Disney's eagerness to make the picture and Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers, who absolutely does not want her wonderful book besmirched.