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Tom Hanks is playing Mister Rogers in the new film You Are My Friend (although that title may change). The biopic tells the story of the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys). The film also stars Chris Cooper as Junod’s father.

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in Untitled Mr. Rogers/ Tom Hanks Project, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Marielle Heller directs the film from a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach will produce alongside Youree Henley.

Leah Holzer of Big Beach will executive produce, along with Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster.

You Are My Friend is out on 18th October 2019.

Image via Sony Pictures.

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