The movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of Fred Rogers, the honored host and creator of the popular children’s television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which began on PBS in 1968.
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.
Marielle Heller, the director of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed Can You Ever Forgive Me?, (2018) which earned Oscar nominations for both of its stars, Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.
Check out photos from the set of the movie: