Sony Pictures have just released the first look of Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in the upcoming biopic about the television show host, which is rumoured to be called Are You My Friend.
Sony confirmed that the film is not yet officially titled, but it will be directed by Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.
The film will be about the real friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod who was assigned to write a profile about the host. Junod, played by Matthew Rhys, is a cynical man who eventually feels transformed by the experience.
The film is set to be released in October 2019.
Recently, a documentary about Mr. Rogers came out called Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.
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