Tom Hanks has actually been pegged to play the unique Mr. Rogers in a biopic entitled You Are My Friend, Variety reported Monday.
You Are My Friend is influenced by a part of the life of kids’s TELEVISION icon Fred Rogers and his relationship with reporter Tom Junod, who composed a profile of Rogers for Esquire in 1998. Hanks will play Rogers and the film will be directed by Diary of a Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller.
“As a mom, I am so influenced by the mentors of Fred Rogers and as a human I fear of his life’ s work,”Heller informed Variety. “I can’ t wait to bring his story to the general public and belong of such a thoughtful, clever group of individuals who are all coming together to make this movie, which genuinely feels to me like a remedy to our extremely fractured culture.”
Fred Rogers, who died in 2003, developed the tv reveal Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, which for 33 years offered grownups and kids alike bits of knowledge and guidance to keep while preaching favorable outlooks and the significance of being kind.
TriStar Pictures landed the rights to You Are My Friend, which will likely begin production in the fall.