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Official Movie Trailer for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" Released Today

Tom Hanks stars as Fred Rogers in the soon-to-be released Sony film.

Hello, neighbor.

With two simple words, Tom Hanks establishes himself as the lead role in the newly released movie about the life of Mr. Fred Rogers, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers on the set of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

The film is directed by Marielle Heller, with a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster . Based on the real-life meeting and resulting friendship of Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod (portrayed by actor Matthew Rhys), "A Beautiful Day" captures Junod's experience interviewing Rogers for a magazine profile. He learns many life lessons in the process, specifically how to make the transition from jaded journalist to kind & compassionate human, where he "overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor."

Fans can expect to see their favorite characters of the show come to life in the film, such as King Friday and Daniel the Tiger puppets. The movie is sure to bring chills and cause more than a few tears to flow, especially for those of us in Pittsburgh who share Mr. Rogers' beloved hometown.

Sony releases A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on Nov. 22.

(Images courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.)

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