You Are My Friend (Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers)

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    Tom Hanks To Play Mr. Rogers. Here’s What We Know…

    https://doyouremember.com/64982/tom-hanks-play-mr-rogers-heres-know

    Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. It was meant to be.

    Hanks is attached to star as Fred Rogers from the pioneering children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, in the film, ‘You Are My Friend’, Sony TriStar Pictures announced Monday.

    You Are My Friend, with its title taken from one of Rogers’ signature songs, is inspired by a real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Junod is depicted as a cynical scribe who begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile article on the iconic Mr. Rogers. He finds his life-perspective transformed in the process.
     
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    meh for Hanks portraying Rogers.
     
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    Kinda tired of Hanks playing historical figures... ones usually polished up to be almost God-like heroes who can do no wrong.

    It’s just too safe for my taste. He is an INCREDIBLE actor, but I’d love to see him stretch a little again.
     
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    What actor to you think should play Mr. Roger besides Hanks?
     
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    I don’t really care. I’d just like to see Hanks start taking risks again, like he did in his heyday playing Gump/Andrew in Philadelphia.

    Him just playing “Insert American Hero” here is boring for me at this point and he’s so damn good, that I want him to do great things.

    I mean, even when he was playing a fictional war hero in Saving Private Ryan, it was a great character he created.

    Want to see him do more of that again.
     
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    This might be a left field choice, but Steve Carroll. Not as a comedy guy, but have him serious up for the role.
     
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    I agree... its way past time Tom played a serial killer. He needs to stop grabbing the low hanging fruit
     
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    Right? He’s a home-run hitter playing off a t-ball stand lately.
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    True story about Mr. Rogers. The studios he worked at are here in Pittsburgh. One day, his car was stolen from the studio lot. This got plastered all over the nightly news, of course. The next morning, the car had been returned with an "I'm sorry" note attached.
     
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    That’s amazing.

    Man... I have a horribly cynical voice in my head that just said it’s probably a good thing he’s dead, otherwise we’d probably be hearing #MeToo stories about him along with so many other fallen heroes.
     
  11. Bada0Bing

    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    That's such an awesome story, I'm going to believe it whether it's true or not. I loved his show. Born in '74, so it was right in my wheelhouse.
     
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    Superbone Phoenix native; Lifelong Suns Fan

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    Please. Not everybody in TV/Movies is a monster.
     
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    Having worked at relatively high levels of both, I’ll just say you’d be surprised.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    You’re not doing your industry any favors by making those comments. I’m not saying it behooves you to hide any dirt, but it certainly doesn’t help your biz to have more people think it’s even uglier than they imagine.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    I agree. I work at a television network with several channels, and there are very few people I would consider "monsters" there.
     
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