Everybody loves Mr. Rogers. Everybody loves Tom Hanks. Therefore it only makes sense that Hanks would play the legendary television host in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a fictionalized drama inspired by a true story. Matthew Rhys plays a cynical journalist sent to profile Fred Rogers, and wouldn’t ya know it – the endless niceness of Mr. Rogers gets through to his cold heart. Watch the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood trailer below.
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Are you sitting down? You better grab a seat, because the intensity of this brand new, piping hot, fresh-off-the-presses A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood photo is going to knock the breath right out of your chest. Steel yourself for what you’re about to see, because director Marielle Heller‘s Mr. Rogers biopic is getting real. Check out star Tom Hanks in action in the photo below. Read More »
Can Tom Hanks, the most wholesome of actors, taking on the role of Mr. Rogers, the most wholesome of humans, save the world? No, don’t be ridiculous – life doesn’t work that way. But it might help make things a little more tolerable, if only briefly. Hanks plays the unbelievably kind children’s television host in the upcoming film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and a new pic has arrived featuring the actor rocking one of Rogers’ famous cardigans. See the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood image below!
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Let’s get one thing straight: the Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers movie, where Hanks plays the beloved television host, will always be called “The Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers Movie” in people’s minds. You know, I know it. That said, the movie does now have a real title: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Learn more about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood below, neighbor.
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The 2018 Sundance Film Festival just debuted an incredibly moving portrait of television personality Fred Rogers in the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (read our full review here). The buzz around the documentary was huge, and maybe it was enough to push another Mr. Rogers-centric project forward.
TriStar Pictures has picked up distribution rights to a biopic called You Are My Friend. But the big news is that national treasure Tom Hanks is attached to play the influential Presbyterian minister turned TV legend, Mr. Rogers.
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Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Most year-end best-of lists consist of things that have already been produced, released, and consumed. But the Black List stands apart in that it’s all about the films that haven’t come out yet. Created by Franklin Leonard and Dino Sijamic, the annual compilation shines a light on the “most liked” unproduced screenplays of each year, as voted on by hundreds of Hollywood executives.
Not all of these films will get made, let alone made well, but the Black List still serves as a good indication of what projects are being buzzed about. Last year’s list included Transcendence and Rodham; Django Unchained and Saving Mr. Banks were among the highlights the year before that. Three out of the last five Best Picture winners were Black List scripts, as were seven of the past twelve screenwriting Oscar winners. Hit the jump to read titles and descriptions for the 72 that made the cut this year.
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