Our first look at Tom Hanks starring as Mister Rogers has finally arrived. On Monday, July 22, Sony Pictures unveiled their official trailer for the Mr. Rogers film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The biopic of Fred Rogers is directed by Marielle Heller.
The film hopes to capture the loving nature of Mr. Rogers who was a fixture in the lives of many children for years.
“[He calls for] us to be our best selves, and I think that’s required of parents in order to be patient and see these little people we’re bringing into the world with compassion,” Heller said during in an interview with /. “Mister Rogers helped break down those things in a way that, as a parent, you can gain a lot of compassion that translates beyond just your relationship with your children; it translates into your relationship with your partner or spouse, or relationships at work.
“I know it translated into how I wanted to make this movie, and the process by which we work creatively and how we treat the crew. I approached every decision with the movie as: ‘How would Fred approach this? How can we treat everybody with a level of emotional empathy and compassion that shows that we value everyone?’ That was his main message: Everyone is valued.”
Joining Hanks in the film are Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Colantoni, Maryann Plunkett, and others.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will make its debut in theaters on November 22.
You can check out the full trailer below.
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