Sunday, August 9, 2020

Tom Hanks Is Fred Rogers in First Look at Movie About Beloved TV Icon

Must Read

Simon Cowell Breaks Back Falling From Electric Bicycle, Now Recovering

Just days before scheduled to film the first episode of "America's Got Talent" Simon Cowell was hospitalized and underwent a five hour injury for a broken back.

New Java Chip Oreos Coming Soon!

New Java Chip Oreos are rumored to be out in just a few weeks!

Jack Black, Gamer Extraordinaire, Plays Double Fine’s “Psychonauts 2”

If you didn't know, Jack Black loves to play video games. This isn't so strange really, when...
Loryn Stonehttp://www.nerdbot.com
Loryn Stone has dedicated her life to the written Word of the Nerd. Her writing has also been published on other pop culture websites such as Cracked, LoadScreen, PopLurker, and Temple of Geek. Her debut young-adult novel "My Starlight" (a contemporary love letter to fandom, friendship, anime, cosplaying, love, and loss) is out now by Affinity Rainbow Publications. When she's not writing, Loryn's other interests include collecting robots (Megazords, specifically), playing bass, and blasting metal.

People.com reports that Sony Pictures released the first photo of Tom Hanks in character as Mr. Rogers on Thursday, immediately giving fans around the world a burst of joy. The Oscar winner, 62, is smiling happily at the camera in a bright red sweater pulled over a buttoned-up shirt and tie over khaki pants — the familiar outfit Fred Rogers is remembered for wearing.

Hanks is also sporting gray-dyed hair and eyebrows, making him look even more of a transformation into the beloved TV personality for the untitled Mr. Rogers film.

Sony also revealed the movie will hit theaters Oct. 2019.

Related  "Terminator 6" First Footage a Hit at CinemaCon

The film will focus on Rogers’ unlikely friendship with award-winning journalist Tom Junod, who got to know the television personality while writing a 1998 profile on the star for Esquire magazine.

TriStar Pictures described the film as a heart-warmer in which “a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.”

Rogers, the star of the beloved, long-running children’s series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, was the subject of the doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor? that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. He died in 2003 at the age of 74.

The film’s director Marielle Heller recently cleared up what the movie would be about, clarifying that it won’t be a biopic.

“[This] movie is…. not a biopic,” the filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly. “I disliked that when it got announced it was characterized as such. It’s really not. It’s a movie that’s largely focused on a reporter and [Mr. Rogers’] relationship to his life, and how [the reporter’s] whole world changes when coming in contact with Fred Rogers.”

Latest News

Simon Cowell Breaks Back Falling From Electric Bicycle, Now Recovering

Just days before scheduled to film the first episode of "America's Got Talent" Simon Cowell was hospitalized and underwent a five hour injury for a broken back.
Related  Wonder Woman Sequel Details Leak

New Java Chip Oreos Coming Soon!

New Java Chip Oreos are rumored to be out in just a few weeks!

Jack Black, Gamer Extraordinaire, Plays Double Fine’s “Psychonauts 2”

If you didn't know, Jack Black loves to play video games. This isn't so strange really, when you think about it. He...

New “Elf” Coffee Creamer is Coming for the Holidays

New "Elf" inspired coffee creamer is already hitting the shelves!

Dire Wolf Digital Announces New Dune: Imperium Board Game!

We are so absolutely thrilled to share with you this news from Dire Wolf Digital and Gale Force 9- for the first...

More Articles Like This