The film take its heartwarming name from the theme song of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood/ A beautiful day for a neighbor,” goes the educational children’s show’s tune. “Would you be mine? Could you be mine?”
Due out through Sony, the biopic is being directed by Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) and features a script from Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard, and Sakina Jaffrey have also been cast alongside Hanks.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is inspired by the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and a journalist named Tom Junod. Assigned to write a profile about Rogers, a cynical Junod finds his life transformed by the experience.
The film is due to open in theaters October 2019.
Revisit the original opening song below.