Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, A: 2019 Previews–Tom Hanks Stars as TV personality Fred Rogers

Sony Pictures has titled its new film about beloved TV personality Fred Rogers.

Tom Hanks stars in the previously untitled movie, now named “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” directed by Marielle Heller, which will hit theaters in fall 2019.

The cast also includes Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard, and Sakina Jaffrey.

The film is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers, star of the long-running “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and award-winning journalist Tom Junod.

It tells 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.

Heller, who’s riding high now due to the critical success of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is directing from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

Hannah Minghella, president of TriStar Pictures, will oversee for the studio.

Big Beach Films is producing with Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf producing, alongside Youree Henley (“The Beguiled”).

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