Tom Hanks To Play As Mr. Rogers in Biopic! The movie is called You Are My Friend and honestly I could not be more excited about this.
TriStar Pictures announced Monday it has acquired worldwide rights to the film, to be directed by "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" filmmaker Marielle Heller.
The film will focus on the friendship between the host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and journalist Tom Junod. Junod reluctantly agreed to profile Fred Rogers only to find "his perspective on life transformed."
Production will begin in September, with a 2019 release expected.
After playing Walt Disney, Tom Hanks is going to star in a Mr. Rogers biopic. In these terrifying times, only Tom Hanks can heal us and bring us together. He is the National Dad. https://t.co/Iq8tIPAmrn— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) January 29, 2018
We live in some strange times. But news of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers is bringing smiles to a lot of souls today.— mikeschaffer (@mikeschaffer) January 29, 2018
Will you be mine, will you be my neighbor?
SOURCE: Tucson News Now