This Thanksgiving, Tom Hanks will be portraying Mister Rogers in a new film that you can preview now in this A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Trailer. This film, from director Marielle Heller, is based on the true story of Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod and the friendship that developed between them after the magazine writer is assigned a profile piece on Fred Rogers.
These days we don’t see enough real-life role models displaying empathy, kindness, and decency. If fact, if we hear these terms at all in the media, it is usually in cheap political attacks claiming the other side lacks these qualities, rather than someone personally demonstrating these qualities. Perhaps this movie is coming at the right time and can help provide an example for all of us to follow.
Besides for Tom Hanks starring as Fred Rogers, the cast also includes Matthew Rhys, Enrico Colantoni, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper. It is scheduled to open in theaters on November 22, 2019.
Watch the official A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Trailer from Sony Pictures:
It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness. Based on the true story, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in theaters this Thanksgiving.
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.