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Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers in upcoming film ‘You are My Friend’ (see photo!)

By 102.9 KBLX Staff on September 27, 2018
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Tom Hanks plays Mister Fred Rogers in the upcoming movie titled ‘You are My Friend’. Sony announced the movie back in January, which is not scheduled to come out until October 2019.

Director Marielle Heller said during an interview back in March that this movie is not a biopic, although it’s been reported as one. The movie is a “story for our times, a story about kindness and family connection and trying to tap into our better self.” It’s largely focused on a reporter and Mister Roger’s relationship to his life, and how the reporter’s whole world changes once coming in contact with him. The reporter, Tom Junod, had profiled Mister rogers for Esquire magazine, back in 1998.

Sony’s tweet: