First Look: Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in You Are My Friend

Tom Hanks’ best work lately has been biographical films. Whether it’s Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, or Sully, Hanks has a way about him that allows him to take on many regular guy characters in a way that a lot of actors can’t nowadays. So his next biographical film, You Are My Friend, is one that he should easily do well in. Focused on Mr. Fred Rogers and his friendship with journalist Tom Junod, the film is already primed for an award-friendly release date next year on October 18, 2019. And judging by the first photo released of Hanks in costume, he’s ready to ask people to be his neighbor:

You Are My Friend co-stars Matthew Rhys and Chris Cooper. It is directed by Marielle Heller.