Tom Hanks: Our New Neighbor

Tom Hanks: Our New Neighbor

Photos are out of Tom Hanks playing Mister Rogers in the upcoming biopic. How close does Hanks look to Mister Rogers?

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Tom Hanks is playing Mr. Rogers in an upcoming film and the internet is exploding with support. On September 27th, Sony Pictures tweeted a picture of beloved actor Tom Hanks dressed in a familiar red cardigan, khakis and reading a book. The picture is captioned, “Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019.” This one image sparked incredible support, love and excitement for the casting of the upcoming film.

Twitter was particularly vocal: Donna M Coles (@deekevin56_m) retweeted Sony Pictures’ post and stated, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”

Cecily Tynan (@Cecily Tynan) retweeted Regal Cinema’s mention of the film and posted, “Wish this movie were opening tonight. I feel like we all could use some Mr. Rogers right now.”

Zaki Hasan (@zakiscorner) posted, “Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers is like a Russian nesting doll of beloved institutions.”

With one picture, audiences everywhere are already counting down the days. So, what should we expect from this new movie? The film is still untitled, but filming has already begun and is set to release in October 2019. Director Marielle Heller told Entertainment Weekly that it is not a traditional biopic.

The movie focuses on Tom Junod, a cynical reporter assigned to write a piece on Mr. Rogers for Esquire Magazine in 1998. Tom Junod is at a critical point in his life, becoming a new father and dealing with his own issues. The plot follows Junod’s interactions with Mr. Rogers and how they completely changed his outlook on life. Hannah Minghella, President of TriStar pictures told Entertainment Weekly that this heart-warming film “reminds us all of the transformative power of kindness and respect to heal and to unite.”

Whether they look alike may be debatable, but their personalities are one and the same. With one of America’s favorite actors playing one of the most beloved television influencers, hearts are sure to melt. Read the full story on Glamour here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Photos are out of Tom Hanks playing Mister Rogers in the upcoming biopic. How close does Hanks look to Mister Rogers?

Totals
36% Too close
64% All I see is Hanks
Males
36% Too close
64% All I see is Hanks
Females
36% Too close
64% All I see is Hanks

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Tom Hanks: Our New Neighbor


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