Tom Hanks To Be Mr. Rogers In Upcoming Biographical Drama

"You Are My Friend" will also star Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, and Susan Kelechi Watson.

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Tom Hanks will be hitting the big screen again when he transforms into Fred Rogers in Marielle Heller’s biographical drama about the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood star.

Sony has released pictures of Hanks in character as Rogers. In the picture, the Oscar-winning actor, 62, is smiling while wearing a bright red sweater over a buttoned up shirt and tie, all on top of khaki pants. Anyone who knows Fred Rogers knows that this was his classic outfit. Hanks is also shown with gray hair and eyebrows.

You Are My Friend — though IndieWire writes this title has not been confirmed — will focus on Rogers’ unlikely friendship with journalist Tom Junod, who met the television personality while writing a 1998 profile on Rogers for Esquire magazine. It will also star Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, and This Is Us fan favorite, Susan Kelechi Watson.

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