Poster For 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood' Released

The movie starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers comes out on Thanksgiving

Andrew Limberg
September 20, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Sony Pictures


(Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers comes out this Thanksgiving and Sony Pictures has released the official poster for the film.

The poster shows Hanks as Rogers’ on the set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

The film, which will open in theaters Nov. 22, isn't a Fred Rogers biopic but dramatizes the true story of magazine journalist (Matthew Rhys, playing a fictionalized version of writer Tom Junod) who went to Pittsburgh to profile Rogers for Esquire magazine.

Directed by Marielle Heller ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl"), "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" focuses on how an encounter with the hyper-sensitive, open-hearted Rogers transformed the cynical New York reporter. Hanks' performance is only a part of the drama, but his gentle, whole-body transformation into Rogers drew thunderous applause from festival audiences and rave reviews from critics. "Hanks isn't just good — he's transporting," wrote Variety.

"We never make fun of Fred. We slow down to listen to him," Hanks said following the film's screening. "It was always going to be, I think, deconstructing the myth of it to show he was a regular guy who went out for Chinese food. At the same time, there is this mystery. What's his motivation?"

"One of the most wonderful things, too, is he was actually an ordained minister who never mentioned God on his show," Hanks said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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