Tom Hanks’s Mr. Rogers Biopic Officially Titled ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’!!

The Fred Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks has undergone a title change. Formerly known as You Are My Friend, the film has now been officially titled A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, after the theme song of Rogers’ beloved television series.

Directed by Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl), the film stars Hanks as Mr. Rogers, Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Chris Cooper (Coming Through The Rye).

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Hanks) and award-winning journalist Tom Junod (Rhys). 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.

Heller is directing from a script written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (Transparent). The movie comes from Big Beach Films and TriStar Pictures.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will be released in theatres on October 18th, 2019.

 

via Flickering Myth

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