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Tom Hanks To Play Mr. Rogers In ‘You Are My Friend’ Biopic

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“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood…”

My childhood fave is getting his own biopic with an O.G. in the leading role.

Tom Hanks is set to star as the iconic Mr. Rogers in TriStar Pictures’ forthcoming biopic, “You Are My Friend.”

Via Variety:Mr. Rogers - Tom Hanks

The film is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. In the story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.

“This is the perfect alchemy of talent coming together at the perfect time to remind us all of the transformative power of kindness and respect to heal and to unite. We are proud to partner with Marielle, Tom and everyone at Big Beach to bring this inspirational true story to audiences all over the world,” said Hannah Minghella, president of TriStar Pictures.

I am totally here for this!

Oh, and I have to do this for the culture….

 

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