A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood Featurette – Who is Mister Rogers?

Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, and Director Marielle Heller talk about who Mister Rogers was at his core and how he made an impact on the world. #ABeautifulDayMovie in theaters November 22.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Directed by: Marielle Heller

Written by: Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster

Inspired by the article “Can You Say. . . Hero?” by Tom Junod