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First look at Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in upcoming biopic

The biopic hits theaters in October 2019

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Tom Hanks as Mr Rogers
Tom Hanks as Mr Rogers

    Given the circumstances of today, here’s a much-needed palate cleanser: Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers.

    Sony has released a first look at Hanks in the upcoming biopic about the children’s iconic television host.

    The untitled film is being directed Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) from a script written by by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. The film is inspired by the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and a journalist named Tom Junod. Assigned to write a profile about Rogers, a cynical Junod finds his life transformed by the experience.

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    The film is scheduled for release in October 2019.

    Earlier this year, Mr. Rogers was the subject of the documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.

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