The Best Casting Ever! Tom Hanks Is Mr. Rogers

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You Are My Friend, the Fred Rogers biopic is set to begin production in September, and Tom Hanks has landed the lead role.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Marielle Heller will direct the film from a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. The You Are My Friend screenplay appeared on the 2013 Black List.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

What do you think of the casting? Comment below.

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood ran from 1968 to 2001 for 898 episodes. Rogers passed away in 2003 at the age of 74.

Try to read the lyrics to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood without singing them.

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood,
A neighborly day for a beauty,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?

Won’t you please,
Won’t you please,
Please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.


  1. This is GREAT! Fred Rogers is yet another legendary western Pennsylvanian. Definitely a BIG part of my childhood. Very interested to see this when completed.

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