It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, because a new Mister Rogers movie is coming to theaters very soon.
Based on a true story, the highly-anticipated biopic will chronicle the relationship between beloved television host Fred Rodgers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod, whose perspective on life was transformed while he was writing a magazine profile on the children's show star.
There are a few things you should know about the film, aptly named A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, before its fall release. (For starters, you're going to need a lot of tissues.)
Keep reading for all of the heartwarming details!
Tom Hanks stars as Mister Rogers, naturally.
America's dad Tom Hanks will portray Mister Rogers in the feel-good film alongside Emmy-winner Matthew Rhys, who was chosen to play Junod. Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper are also part of the star-studded cast.
The trailer for 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' will leave you in tears.
WARNING: Do not watch this extremely nostalgic and delightful clip in public, unless you want strangers to see you ugly cry.
The Mister Rogers movie is based on real-life events.
The official synopsis for the film describes it as a "a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism." In other words, it's exactly what 2019 needs.
"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," reads the description for the movie, which was inspired by the article "Can You Say. . . Hero?" by Tom Junod. (You can read the real profile Junod wrote online at Esquire.)
'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' has a November release date.
The biopic will premiere nearly two years after news of its creation first broke in January 2018. While it was previously scheduled for an October release date, Sony's trailer description for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood confirms it hits theaters "this Thanksgiving."
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