Looks like Tom Hanks will be asking that famous question,”Won’t you be my neighbor?”
The Oscar winning actor is set to play TV personality Fred Rogers in biopic You Are My Friend.
The biopic, which is set to begin production in September, is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod, according to TheHollywood Reporter. The cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.
Rogers, the star of the long-running children’s TV series Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, was the subject of the doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor? that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is set to be released by Focus Features.