Tom Hanks is a brilliant actor; everyone agrees on that. So, the news of him playing Mister Rogers in the biopic A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood was received well. But, the trailer of the movie has caught even the most ardent fans by surprise – the resemblance is uncanny. Truly, Tom Hanks isn’t playing Mister Rogers; he’s being Mister Rogers.
In essence, the movie is based on the framing of the Esquire article Can You Say… Hero? by journalist Tom Junod. Additionally, it explores the relationship he developed with the famed TV show host during the course of writing the article. Actor Matthew Rhys plays the journalist in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood and it’s directed by Marielle Heller.