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Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers in Biopic on 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Star!

Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers in Biopic on 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Star!

Tom Hanks is set to star in a biopic, portraying Mr. Rogers aka Fred Rogers.

The biopic, titled You Are My Friend, is inspired by the “real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. 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,” Variety reports.

Fred hosted the popular kids program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 to 2001. Fred Rogers passed away back in 2003.

The biopic will be directed by Marielle Heller with a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

No release date or additional casting has been revealed just yet. Stay tuned!

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  • Jamie

    Yep, this sounds about right. LOL I can totally see him in this role. It should be good.

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