Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers aka PBS ‘beloved Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in a biopic. The project comes from TriStar Pictures, which was developing for some time under Mr. Rogers’ biopic, You’re My Friend. However, this title will not be finalized.
In the latest development, Sony Pictures has revealed that the film will brand the more iconic title, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which of course refers to the Sangin Ditti sung by the host, as he settled at the beginning of each Was. The episode of the series 1968–2001.
The film is set-up with Maryel Heller, director of Diary of a Teenage Girl, set to helm a picture work by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster from the script.
It is a film that has been in development ever since its screenplay by Micah Fitzman-Blue and Noah Harpster when it was featured on the 2013 Black List. Based on the genuine friendship of journalists Tom Junod and Fred Rogers, the film will give a very dramatic account of a cynical journalist being awakened by the star of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, after which he was forced to write a profile piece on entertainment…
Fred Rogers was a long-time actor and performer for children’s entertainment, originating a version of Mr. Rogers’ Neighbor in 1967 on local syndication in the greater Pittsburgh area. A year after Rogers completed his patented mild-mannered appeal.
A current Cardigan-Rogers series saw its series by PBS in 1968. From there, he raised children of several generations about kindness and surprisingly civic big city life until he retired in 2001.
Since his demise in 2003, Rogers has become a paradigm of apathy and good qualities. In this vein, he is also the subject of Focus Features’ upcoming documentary, Don’t You Be My Neighbor, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Hanks is proving to be perfect to play the role of a kind, all-ages icon after playing Walt Disney’s (fairly neat interpretation) of Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks in 2013.
The film will be produced by Mark Turtletb and Peter Saraf through their Big Beach production company, as well as by Youree Henley. The production should also be a boon for TriStar, which has resurfaced in recent years as Tom Rothman moved to Sony, recently released under the successful Baby Driver under Sony Chhatra and by Oscar in the world Nominated all the money.
As things evolve, we will keep you updated on a beautiful day in the neighborhood.