Two-Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and Sony Pictures/Tri-Star has released the first trailer for the the Marielle Heller-directed film.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood details the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and Tom Junod (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys, The Americans) a journalist who is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers for an article about heroes at the height of his popularity and impact.
The is directed by Heller (last year’s Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me?), written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster and inspired by the Tom Junod article “Can You Say…Hero?” It is produced by Youree Henley, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf and Leah Holzer and co-stars Susan Kelechi Watson (TV’s This Is Us) and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation.).
Sony Pictures will release A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood this Thanksgiving, on November 22nd. Here is the first trailer.