- Tom Hanks will play Mister Rogers in a currently untitled film project.
- The first photo showing Hanks as Rogers was released Thursday.
- People love it.
Tom Hanks looks almost exactly like Mister Rogers in a newly released photo.
The 62-year-old actor is playing Fred Rogers, the late host of “Mister Rogers Neighbourhood,” in a currently untitled film project.
People cannot get enough of the first photo showing Hanks as the iconic TV host.
Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is something i didn’t know i needed
— Dazai and Kakashi Baby Mama (@sweeteamarie) September 27, 2018
EVERYONE GO HOME EXCEPT FOR TOM HANKS AS MISTER ROGERS pic.twitter.com/CFeHXNOmhj
— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) September 27, 2018
Many are calling the casting choice “perfect.”
Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers. Perfect. https://t.co/6KXRMLhok9
— Rosario Schindele (@Rschindele1997) September 27, 2018
Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is such a perfect choice. I can't wait to see how he plays him.
— Animated Antic (29 Days Til ????) (@Animated_Antic) September 27, 2018
The movie is set to focus on the friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys). The two became friends after Junod profiled Rogers for Esquire in 1998.
Rogers died in 2003 at the age of 74.
The untitled movie has the working title, “You Are My Friend,” and is being directed by Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”). It will be released in October 2019.
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