Tom Hanks to play Mister Rogers in new biopic

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In the profile , Junod explores various children and adults whose lives were touched by the gentle TV host, who filmed "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" at WQED in Oakland and whose name remains on the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College, outside his hometown. Fred Rogers passed away back in 2003.

Tom Hanks is also set to star as Woody in Toy Story 4 and in the science fiction movie BIOS from Game of Thrones alum Miguel Sapochnik.

"This is the ideal alchemy of talent coming together at the flawless time to remind us all of the transformative power of kindness and respect to heal and to unite", said Hannah Minghella, President of TriStar Pictures in Monday's announcement. The project originated from a true story developed by Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster, first appearing on the Black List in 2013.

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Here's some heartwarming news to get you through the rest of Monday: There's a Mr Rogers biopic in the works, with Tom Hanks attached to play the starring role. The story is inspired by what happened when journalist Tom Junod was assigned an article by Esquire to write about Rogers; a friendship formed between the two and the cynical Junod's perspective of the world was changed. TriStar Pictures will distribute the film. Leah Holzer of Big Beach will executive produce, along with Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster. The star has been confirmed to play the educational TV personality just in time for the 50th anniversary of the famed show, "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood". With his kind-hearted and direct style, Fred McFeely Rogers was an institution when it came to early education and learning.

Hanks is no stranger to playing iconic the counterpart to real-life figures in biopics.

It's not known when the film will be released.

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