On the heels of the ever-popular documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor of 2018, Sony Pictures went forward with a biographical picture about the host of the PBS children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood:
Tom Hanks takes on yet another role that is sure to get him a nod at the proceeding Oscars. He portrays Fred Rogers during the peak of his television show. An interviewer is doing a profile on him and follows him around for a while to witness the truly kind, generous and musically adept neighbor.
Fred Rogers is someone whose name has risen back to the top of discussion the past few years and his legacy remains strong, motivational, untainted and pure. He fought for funding of public access television, aimed to make children feel safe and loved by their neighbors and only hoped to bring joy and expression to the youth.
The film is directed by Marielle Heller, director of 2018’s Oscar nominated film Can You Ever Forgive Me? The lead writers on the film are the duo of Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster of Amazon’s original series Transparent.
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood hits theaters this November.