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VIDEO: Tom Hanks IS Mister Rogers 👌

First look at filming on the streets of New York 🏙️

Here’s a first look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers. Tom Hanks will play Rogers in You Are My Friend, which is directed by Diary of a Teenage Girl’s Marielle Heller, and chronicles Rogers’ friendship with journalist Tom Junod, played by Matthew Rhys.

According to IMDB, the story goes: “after a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.” We can’t wait!

Tom Hanks plays Mister Rogers as he filmed scenes on the streets of New York © The Mega Agency
Tom Hanks plays Mister Rogers as he filmed scenes on the streets of New York © The Mega Agency

Tom Hanks Trivia: Tom Hanks’s son, Colin Hanks, previously played Fred Rogers in an episode of Drunk History.

Written by Connor Claire

Wandering freelance writer with a strange accent and a love for everything from politics to animals to Otter Pops to Seinfeld.

Connor Claire has over 10 years' of experience in the entertainment industry in film production & distribution and now she writes about it. She’s also super caffeinated and spends far too much time googling. Her interests include health, sociopolitical satire, human rights issues, pop culture and the arts.

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