TriStar Pictures has landed worldwide distribution rights to the Mr. Rogers biopic ‘You Are My Friend’, with Tom Hanks attached to play the iconic TV personality.
BONUS VIDEO: How Mr Rogers Saved Public Television - In 1969, Mr. Rogers, facing a cut in funding for PBS. Mr. Rogers was able to convince a Senate Subcommittee not to pull funding from public television. The transition of the committee’s chairman from skeptical and dismissive at the beginning to having an attitude of outright admiration at the end is beautiful to behold. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when kindness and the happiness of others is your goal.