Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers Movie Gets A Title – Variety

adminDecember 27, 2018

Sony Pictures is the title of his new movie about beloved TV personality Fred Rogers, and it fits like your favorite cardigan.

Tom Hank's stars in the former without the title film, now called "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." It was directed by Marielle Heller and will meet theaters in the fall of 2019. The cast also includes Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard and Sakina Jaffrey.

The film is inspired by a true life friendship between Fred Rogers, the star of the long-standing "Mister Rogers" Neighborhood, and the award-winning journalist Tom Junod. It tells of a cynical journalist who begrudgetly accepts a mission to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.

Rather ("The Teenage Girl's Diary" and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?") Directs from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Hannah Minghella, president of TriStar Pictures, will monitor the studio. Big Beach Films produces with Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf who produce for the company along with Youree Henley ("The Beguiled").

Leah Holzer from Big Beach will produce, along with Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster. The project comes from a true story developed by Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster, which first appear on the Black List in 2013.

Next year will be a busy one for Hanks as he releases "Greyhound" with Sony in March and "Disney's Toy Story 4" in June.

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