Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers on the set of 'You Are My Friend'

As per press release:

"Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in Untitled Mr. Rogers/ Tom Hanks Project, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor."

The film will be directed by Marielle Heller ("Diary of a Teenager Girl," "Can You Ever Forgive Me?").