Tom Hanks starring as Mr. Rogers in ‘You Are My Friend’ is just what the world needs

Tom Hanks is attached to star as Fred Rogers from the pioneering children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, in the film You Are My Friend, Sony TriStar Pictures announced Monday.

You Are My Friend, with its title taken from one of Rogers’ signature songs, is inspired by a real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Junod is depicted as a cynical scribe who begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile article on the iconic Mr. Rogers. He finds his life-perspective transformed in the process.

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