Let's be clear: The [RogersFilm Tom Hanks in which Hanks plays the popular TV presenter is always referred to as "The Tom Hanks Mr Rogers Film" in the You know, I know, but the movie now has a real title: A nice day in the neighborhood More about A nice day in the neighborhood Below, Neighbor.
When the recently released documentary does not affirm you my neighbor Fred Rogers was one of a kind, and it is doubtful that we will see someone like him again.But Tom Hanks will Doing his best by playing the late icon in A Nice Day in the Neighborhood Hanks certainly has enough warmth and courtesy to adapt to the role, and the first published picture lets him see the part We just have to see him in action.
A Nice Day in the Neighborhood (formerly entitled You Are My Friend ) is not a direct biography of Rogers. Instead, he's based on the true story of journalist Tom Junod, who interviewed Rogers for an Esquire profile (you can read the profile titled Can You Say … Hero? here). This approach ̵
Two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks portrays Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood a contemporary story of kindness triumphant over cynicism the true story of a true friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After receiving a profile from Fred Rogers, a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) overcomes his skepticism by learning empathy, friendliness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.
The world could use something triumphant cynicism right now, but the story of Mr. Rogers, who melts the heart of a cold journalist, seems to be the wrong approach here, especially since Junod's profile does not permeate any of this skepticism. But it's too early to say – maybe everything will work out fine. At least, I'm very curious how Hanks plays one of many beloved icons. He has some history in this department, having already played Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks . Who knows which beloved person Hanks will play next? Maybe someday somebody can do a Tom Hanks biography.
A beautiful day in the neighborhood opens October 18, 2019 .
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