Tom Hanks is about to play Mister Rogers.
On Thursday, Sony Photos launched the primary picture of Hanks, 62, within the film working below the title “You Are My Good friend,” which tells the story of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Within the image, the Oscar-winner is seen sitting down carrying a brilliant purple sweater over a button-up shirt and tie paired with khaki pants. Hanks’ hair and eyebrows are additionally dyed grey.
“Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood close to you October 2019,” the studio captioned the picture on Twitter, additionally revealing the premiere date for the movie.
Earlier this 12 months, director Marielle Heller instructed Leisure Weekly that the film, which is presently capturing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is “not a biopic.”
“I disliked that when it received introduced it was characterised as such,” she defined. “It’s actually not. It’s a film that’s largely targeted on a reporter and [Mr. Rogers’] relationship to his life, and the way [the reporter’s] complete world adjustments when coming in touch with Fred Rogers.”