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People Are Thrilled Tom Hanks Will Play Mister Rogers


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Tom Hanks will play the iconic Mister Rogers in the upcoming drama You Are My Friend and Twitter is ecstatic over the heartwarming news.


The movie, produced by TriStar Pictures, focuses on the relationship between Fred Rogers and cynical journalist Tom Junod who wrote an article about the children’s television pioneer for Esquire magazine in 1998.


In a statement from TriStar Pictures, the movie company describes the film as “a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.”


The movie promises to be a heart-warming message of kindness, with TriStar’s president Hannah Minghella revealing the movie should “remind us all of the transformative power of kindness and respect to heal and to unite.”

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