When I first heard Tom Hanks was cast to play Mister Roger, I figured he'd do justice to perhaps the greatest children's tv host who has ever lived. After finally getting a first-look at A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, I think it's clear that Hanks has surpassed even my highest expectations for his portrayal of such a uniquely kind and positive figure in so many children's' lives. In other words.. it was a PERFECT casting decision.
The movie will tell the story of a journalist assigned to do a story on Mr. Rogers who, although at reluctant at first, warms up to become friends with the famed host and changes his own outlook on life for the better as a result.
We'll get to see more of his potentially award-worthy performance when the film hits theaters this Thanksgiving.