The first photo of Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is perfect — and people can't handle it

Sony Pictures and PBS Television/Courtesy of Getty ImagesTom Hanks is a good Mister Rogers.
  • 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.^tfw^tfw

Many are calling the casting choice “perfect.”

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.

Tom hanks mister rogersSony PicturesTom Hanks as Mister Rogers.

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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