Tom Hanks portrays treasured kids’s TV host Fred Rogers within the first trailer for “A Stunning Day within the Neighborhood” and serenades viewers with the enduring tune, “Received’t you be my neighbor?”
The trailer reveals the 63-year-old actor donning Rogers’ well-known crimson cardigan and khaki slacks as he sings and imparts his philosophy of kindness on his viewers — together with one jaded journalist with the duty of writing a profile of the TV icon.
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“You like damaged individuals like me,” journalist Lloyd Vogel, performed by Matthew Rhys, tells Rogers within the clip.
“Generally now we have to ask for assist,” Rogers responds. “And that’s OK.”
The movie is impressed by the real-life relationship between Rogers and Tom Junod, a cynical journalist who embarks on a life-changing expertise whereas writing Rogers’ profile for Esquire in 1998.
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Director Marielle Heller advised Leisure Weekly that she labored with Hanks to restrain his pure “boisterous” charms and “grow to be much less Tom Hanks” to precisely painting Rogers’ tranquil demeanor.
“Fred allowed for awkward moments. Fred sat in silence and stillness in a method I do not suppose Tom naturally does.”
“[Hanks] has received a loud voice; he walks right into a room and you recognize that he is there! He shakes everybody’s hand, he is actually humorous, there’s by no means an ungainly second once you’re round Tom Hanks,” Heller advised the outlet. “Fred allowed for awkward moments. Fred sat in silence and stillness in a method I do not suppose Tom naturally does.”
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Fred Rogers hosted the kids’s present “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” from 1968 to 2001. He died in 2003.
“A Stunning Day within the Neighborhood” is ready for launch on Nov. 22.