In the beginning of this year, Tom Hanks had been cast to play the iconic Mister Rogers in an upcoming biopic. Today, Sony took to Twitter and published an image of Tom Hanks portraying America’s favorite neighbor for that upcoming film.

With other notable cast also including Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper and Susan Kelechi Watson, the movie is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod, as Junod was once tasked to profile Rogers, ultimately finding his perspective on the TV personality changed for the better.

Additionally, as Indie Wire points out, Sony confirms that the film is still untitled, and dismisses Variety‘s initial report that You Are My Friend would be the official film title.

Furthermore, the Rogers narrative feature is slated to hit theaters on October 18, 2019, with Marielle Heller serving as the director, and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

Just last week, Google celebrated Mister Rogers with an amazing animated doodle.

For more, check out the documentary ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,’ celebrating the life of Mister Rogers below.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

scribbling by day, architect by night

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