It was promised from the beginning of time. As soon as Tom Hanks was brought into this world, or really, as soon as the idea of Tom Hanks was brought into this world, he was meant to play Mr. Rogers. Now, he is, for the upcoming biopic You Are My Friend.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will cover the relationship between Mr. Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. The reporter had been assigned a profile of Rogers, and found it a life-changing experience despite his reluctance to write the story.
A documentary about Mr. Rogers, called Won’t You Be My Neighbor? premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. You Are My Friend comes from a 2013 Black List screenplay. It’ll be directed by Marielle Heller.