First Look at Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in New Film

TriStar has released a first-sight image of Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers.

The first official image was released on Thursday and the transformation simply could not be more precise. Of course, Hank wore the iconic look of Mr. Rogers: a red sweater, a shirt and tie, taupe pants and a pair of blue plimsolls.

The news of Hanks' participation in the film was first published in January. The film is based on the true story of the friendship between the host and journalist of Mister Rogers & # 39; Neighborhood Tom Junod.

The role of Heliel Marielle Heller is filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"It's a film that focuses mainly on a reporter and [Mr. Rogers’] relationship with his life, and how [the reporter’s] everyone changes when they get in contact with Fred Rogers," said Heller.

"It's a story for our times, a story about kindness and family connection and trying to take advantage of our better self, God knows we need that right now!", He continued. "In the film's research, the writers discovered that more people than they could possibly count on credited Mr. Rogers with changing their lives … "[It’s about] a man who is at a critical moment in his life (becoming a new father, having problems with his own father) and meet with Mr. Rogers to write an article about him, thinking it's going to be a piece of a puff, but ends up changing his whole life. "

When writing the script they are The transparent producers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

The still untitled movie opens in theaters in October 2019.