We’ve seen images of Hanks stepping into the big loafers of Fred Rogers, but in this first full trailer, Hanks steps directly onto the set of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and even nails his inflection perfectly.
Marielle Heller (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) directs the film that’s loosely based on the 1998 Esquire article by journalist Tom Junod, and it’s a story of kindness triumphing over cynicism. The film follows a jaded magazine writer who is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers but is doubtful of Rogers’ optimism. Over time, the two form a friendship and he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
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