Mr. Rogers and Tom Hanks Side By Side
The Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks titled ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ is set for release November 22—a prime time awards season slot no less!
Now that the film is in post-production we’re starting to see the first images of the film and they make us feel … uneasy? Vexed? Perplexed?
Both men are truly inspirational gems of human beings. Both men are truly iconic in their own unique way. Yet the movie itself may not do either justice.
For one, Tom Hanks looks like Tom Hanks with bushy eyebrows in this photo, not so much Fred Rogers. We’ll see how much Hanks is able to channel Rogers’ accent, tone, and mannerisms once the trailer drops.
Furthermore, we’re not sure how entertaining the storyline will be. According to IMDB, the synopsis is “Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.” Fine. But every story needs an arc, and Rogers lived a very wholesome, straightforward, do everything by the book sort of life. So where might the drama or excitement lay? Who knows! Feel free to watch our film review of the recently released documentary below.