TriStar Pictures released photos of Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers on what would have been Rogers’ 91st birthday. “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” is set to be released November 22, 2019.
TriStar Pictures describes the film as “a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.”
One released photo shows Tom Hanks in Mr. Rogers’ signature sweater tossing a shoe into the air inside his house.
Another pic shows Tom Hanks sitting on the steps of a production trailer wearing the sweater and a blue pair of sneakers.