Our first look at Tom Hanks starring as Mister Rogers has finally arrived. On Monday, July 22, Sony Pictures unveiled their official trailer for the Mr. Rogers film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The biopic of Fred Rogers is directed by Marielle Heller.
The film hopes to capture the loving nature of Mr. Rogers who was a fixture in the lives of many children for years.
“[He calls for] us to be our best selves, and I think that’s required of parents in order to be patient and see these little people we’re bringing into the world with compassion,” Heller said during in an interview with /. “Mister Rogers helped break down those things in a way that, as a parent, you can gain a lot of compassion that translates beyond just your relationship with your children; it translates into your relationship with your partner or spouse, or relationships at work.
“I know it translated into how I wanted to make this movie, and the process by which we work creatively and how we treat the crew. I approached every decision with the movie as: ‘How would Fred approach this? How can we treat everybody with a level of emotional empathy and compassion that shows that we value everyone?’ That was his main message: Everyone is valued.”
Joining Hanks in the film are Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Colantoni, Maryann Plunkett, and others.
According to The Wrap, the film is “loosely based on the 1998 Esquire article by journalist Tom Junod, and it’s a story of kindness triumphing over cynicism.”
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will make its debut in theaters on November 22.
You can check out the full trailer below.
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