This is 100% pure and I am here for it.
A little head’s up for you, this is exceptionally wholesome content, and if you don’t want to feel all soft and maybe get a little teary-eyed, then move along.
Just in time for a Monday, Sony has released the first trailer for the upcoming film about the late Fred Rogers, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
In the teaser, schoolchildren sing to Rogers on the subway and we see Tom Hanks dressed as the children’s television host on the set of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
The trailer features Hanks, donning the iconic red sweater, singing, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” as a spot-on Rogers.
Daniel Tiger even makes an appearance.
The film is loosely based on a 1998 Esquire article by Tom Junod, about the effect Rogers’ optimistic kindness had on millions of people — and the initially skeptical journalist himself.
Marielle Heller (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) directs the film.
The plot is expected to cover the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood host and his relationship with journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys), who, while working on a magazine profile of Rogers, learned more about kindness, empathy, and decency.
The upcoming movie comes less than two years after the release of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — a tear-jerking documentary about the man behind the show.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood hits theaters this Thanksgiving.
“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” aired for 31 seasons before coming to an end in 2001.
Fred Rogers, who died in 2003, has been having quite the resurgence this year, with the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor being one of the surprise box-office hits last summer.
You can watch the trailer below. Just have a tissue handy.
If you’re like me, you definitely need this kind of wholesome content in your life. Tom hanks as Mr. Rogers is exactly what this world needs right now. I remember watching Mr. Rogers as a kid and always thinking “he is so patient,” and I’m still trying to be as kind as patient as he was. Alas, Fred was a saint and none of us will ever come near…
Tom Hanks is pretty close though.
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