Fred "Mister" Rogers was a good neighbor for years now his life story is about to be open for all to see.
Production company Treehouse Pictures has secured rights to the feature script It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, ...
Fred "Mister" Rogers was a good neighbor for years - now his life story is about to be open for all to see.
Production company Treehouse Pictures has secured rights to the feature script It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a biopic about the life of the beloved Mister Rogers' Neighborhood host, according to Deadline.
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His iconic children's show ran for 33 years on PBS. Rogers died in 2003, at age 74.
But who should play our favorite cardigan-wearing TV host? Check out our picks below and weigh in with your own in the comments:Greg Kinnear: A natural match for Rogers' affability and his comforting facial expressions, Kinnear could could connect with children and is great at playing unassuming characters with a juicy emotional core.
Tom Hanks: A mensch that could easily disappear to this role, Hanks just needs a little gray in his hair and a sweater, and children will fall in love. With Hanks finishing a run in New York theater, he could use a change of pace playing the influential chidlren's host.
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James Franco: Franco has an empathetic smile that shows pain and happiness, and we could see him playing someone who can be gentle with kids.
Jason Segel: The Muppets star and screenwriter absolutely loves kids and has even been writing children's books, so he could be a good fit for this role.
Who do you want to play Mister Rogers in the biopic?
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