TriStar released the official trailer for the upcoming Mister Rogers movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers and it has already gone viral. The digital launch garnered 36.4 MILLION views in the first 24 hours and almost doubled that in the second. Clearly, there are millions of fans who either remember or know about Rogers’ unfailing message of empathy and acceptance and are ready to visit his neighborhood one more time. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired from February 1968 to August 2001, and he (obviously) hold a sweet spot in many hearts.
The movie centers on the friendship between Rogers and Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys) who was assigned to write a profile piece on Rogers and arrived skeptical of him as a person. The story will be show how kindness won over the skepticism and they became friends.
Whether you watched Rogers as a child or just need to be reminded that people can be inherently good, this sounds like the movie to see! It is scheduled to be released in mid-November.