It is indeed going to be a beautiful day.
Sony Pictures has finally released the official title of the Mr. Rogers/Tom Hanks film. The untitled Mr. Rogers project, which at some point was titled You Are My Friend, is titled A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
Marielle Heller will direct from a script penned by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.
The film is based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers, star of the long-running Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and award-winning journalist Junod. It tells the story of Junod who begrudgingly accepted an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.
Hanks is set to portray the beloved TV personality Rogers. The cast also includes Matthew Rhys, as Lloyd, a fictionalized version of Junod, as well as Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard, and Sakina Jaffrey.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is scheduled to hit theaters October 18.