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.
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.