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Tom Hanks Becomes Mister Rogers in First "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" Trailer

In the trailer Tom Hanks perfectly embodies the beloved TV personality.

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Last year, Morgan Neville's documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor, came out and touched hearts across the nation.

Today, the trailer for Sony's A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood came out, to the delight of Mister Rogers fans everywhere. Based on the trailer, it appears that the director, Marielle Heller ("Can You Ever Forgive Me," "Diary of a Teenage Girl"), was able to capture the best of both Mister Rogers as a person and Tom Hanks as an actor. Throughout the two-minute clip, Hanks embodies the television personality's mannerisms and spirit that captured so many children's imagination. It's difficult to argue that this casting choice—the beloved and kind Tom Hanks playing the beloved and kind Fred Rogers—is anything other than impeccable.

The film itself explores the real-life friendship between Mister Rogers (Hanks) and Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), a wary journalist assigned to profile the man who seems too good to be true. Watch the trailer below:

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - Official Trailer (HD) www.youtube.com