Tom Hanks has been cast to portray Mr. Rogers for an upcoming film about the icons life. Recently a picture was released of Hanks dressed as Rogers, and it is good.
According to CNN:
Tom Hanks is ready to be your neighbor.
Sony Pictures has released the first photo of the actor as Fred Rogers from the upcoming and as-yet-untitled film about the iconic children’s show host.
The tweet that accompanied the photo said the movie is slated for release in October 2019.
Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019. pic.twitter.com/2TP3eiPUCx
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) September 27, 2018
The film will follow the story of a reporter who develops an emotional bond with Rogers while profiling him for a magazine, according to director Marielle Heller, who spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the film earlier this year.
Rogers was iconic and it will surely be a great look into the interesting life of the late TV star.