Tom Hanks To Play Mr. Rodgers In ‘Your Are My Friend’

Tom Hanks To Play Mr. Rodgers In ‘Your Are My Friend’
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

31 Jan 2018

TriStar Pictures has landed worldwide distribution rights to the Mr. Rodgers biopic “You Are My Friend,” with Tom Hanks attached to play the iconic TV personality.

“Diary of a Teenage Girl” director Marielle Heller has said she is very “thrilled to be making ‘You Are My Friend’. The film is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod.

In the story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.