Tom Hanks will be Mister Rogers

Tom Hanks is stepping into the shoes of beloved American TV personality Mister Rogers for a new biopic.

You Are My Friend is the name of the upcoming biography drama about Fred Rogers, the honored host and creator of the popular children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968).

Transparent (2015-2016) writers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster will write the script for You Are My Friend and Marielle Heller will direct the movie.

Heller only directed one movie, two years ago - The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard and Kristen Wiig.

You Are My Friend is in the early production stage, but we know for a fact that Tom Hanks will star in it, and he will portray famous Mister Rogers.

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