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 BYMarielle Heller
WRITTEN BYMicah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster
INSPIRED BYThe article "Can You Say. . . Hero?" by Tom Junod
PRODUCED BYYouree Henley, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub and Leah Holzer
CASTTom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper