Tom Hanks to Star as Mister Rogers

TriStar Pictures has announced the acquisition of the rights to You Are My Friend, based on the “real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod,” with Tom Hanks signed on to play the inimitable Mister Rogers. Diary of a Teenage Girl’s Marielle Heller will direct.

You Are My Friend is described as “heart-warming,” telling the tale of a “cynical journalist” who “begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.”

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