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.
Two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) steps into the sneakers of Mister Rogers.
The Americans actor Matthew Rhys stars opposite Tom Hanks in the film.
The movie is inspired by a real-life friendship between Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod (Rhys). The cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved TV icon Mr. Rogers and finds his perspective on life transformed.