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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

2019 film by Marielle Heller

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is an upcoming 2019 American biographical drama movie directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. The movie stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers with Matthew Rhys as Tom Junod. Other stars include Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Directed byMarielle Heller
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based onCan You Say...Hero?
by Tom Junod
Music byNate Heller
CinematographyJody Lee Lipes
Edited byAnne McCabe
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • September 7, 2019 (2019-09-07) (TIFF)
  • November 22, 2019 (2019-11-22) (United States)
Running time
107 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States

The movie is about depressed journalist Tom Junod accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile on television icon Fred Rogers and Junod's views on life changed after his encounter with Rogers.[3]

Filming began in September 2018 in Pittsburgh.[4] It will be released on October 18, 2019 by TriStar Pictures.[5]


Tom Hanks (top) will play Fred Rogers (bottom) in the movie

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  1. "Tencent Pictures' Lineup Is a Mix of Hollywood Content and Chinese Propaganda". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  2. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  3. "Emmy-Winning Sound Mixer Dies After Fall on Set of Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers Biopic". Variety. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  4. Bauder, Bob (September 14, 2018). "Pittsburgh turns into NYC for filming of Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers film". Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  5. Busch, Anita (May 10, 2018). "'Bad Boys For Life,' Tom Hanks' Starrer 'You Are My Friend' Get Release Dates From Sony". Deadline. Retrieved July 17, 2018.

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