The Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers Trailer Biopic Is Here and It Will Make You Cry — WATCH
The trailer for the upcoming Mr. Rogers’ movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, featuring Tom Hanks has been released.
In the teaser, schoolchildren sing to Rogers on the subway and we see Tom Hanks dressed as the children’s television host on the set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
The film explores the children’s TV show host Fred Rogers’ unlikely friendship with journalist Tom Junod, played by The Americans star Matthew Rhys.
“We are trying to give the world positive ways of dealing with their feelings,” Hanks’s Rogers says in one scene. “I think the best thing we can do is to let people know that each one of them is precious,” he tells Rhys’s Junod.
While the trailer doesn’t give too much away, as Vogel digs deeper into his profile of Rogers he begins to unearth his own unchecked demons. “You love broken people, like me,” Vogel says to Rogers.
The film is loosely based on a 1998 Esquire article by Tom Junod, about the effect Rogers’ optimistic kindness had on millions of people — and the initially skeptical journalist himself.
Here is the synopsis:
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
Watch the trailer below:
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