Mister Rogers Biopic in the Works — Who Should Play Him?
Fred Rogers | Photo Credits: Fred Prouser/Reuters/Landov
Fred "Mister" Rogers was a good neighbor for years — now his life story is about to be open for all to see.
Production company Treehouse Pictures has secured rights to the feature script It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a biopic about the life of the beloved Mister Rogers' Neighborhood host, according to Deadline.
His iconic children's show ran for 33 years on PBS. Rogers died in 2003, at age 74.
But who should play our favorite cardigan-wearing TV host? Check out our picks below and weigh in with your own in the comments:
Greg Kinnear: A natural match for Rogers' affability and his comforting facial expressions, Kinnear could could connect with children and is great at playing unassuming characters with a juicy emotional core.
Tom Hanks: A mensch that could easily disappear to this role, Hanks just needs a little gray in his hair and a sweater, and children will fall in love. With Hanks finishing a run in New York theater, he could use a change of pace playing the influential chidlren's host.
James Franco: Franco has an empathetic smile that shows pain and happiness, and we could see him playing someone who can be gentle with kids.
Who do you want to play Mister Rogers in the biopic?