Matthew Rhys joins Tom Hanks in Mr Rogers biopic

Washington: Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys will star in an upcoming biopic of former American TV personality Mr. Rogers – ‘You Are My friend’- opposite Tom Hanks.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the filming is set to begin in September.

The film is inspired by a real-life friendship between Mr. Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod, who will be played by Matthew Rhys.

The story revolves around the journalist, who accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on Rogers and eventually transforms his perspective on life.

Marielle Heller of ‘The Diary of a Teenage Gir’ fame will direct the movie while Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster will write the screenplay.

The flick will be released after Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’
‘The Post ‘ star Matthew Rhys will next be seen in Sony Picture’s ‘Mowgli’, based on the retold version of the Jungle Book by ‘Black Panther’ actor Andy Serkis.