Author Topic: Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers in new biopic  (Read 549 times)

MysteryNeighbor

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visigoth

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Re: Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers in new biopic
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 11:23:30 PM »
I saw that and was going to post that here.

I think it is great and cannot think of anyone better to play Mr. Rogers than Tom Hanks.

"The story will reportedly focus on the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. When the cynical journalist reluctantly accepts an assignment to do a profile on the TV personality, he quickly finds his perspective on life changed during the process."

Tom Junod wrote this article on Mr. Rogers that is available online: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a27134/can-you-say-hero-esq1198/

According to the link on Fox news,  they are going to be releasing a documentary titled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”.  It made its debut at the Sundance film festival and is set to release by Focus Features. It will chronicle Rogers’ rise to fame as the host of an educational show for children in which he invited the characters in his neighborhood to come over, chat, learn and teach.
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MysteryNeighbor

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Re: Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers in new biopic
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 11:23:46 AM »
After all,Hanks also portrayed Walt Disney...

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Re: Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers in new biopic
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 03:15:08 AM »
I admit I kind of wish it had been Michael Keaton playing Mister Rogers. Since he was actually there and worked with him, that would give him a special insight.

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Re: Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers in new biopic
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 01:07:49 PM »
I'm curious to know which actor will be selected to play David Newell/Mr. Mcfeely. That's still being worked on at this stage, I think.