Chris Cooper Joins “You Are My Friend”

Chris Cooper Joins You Are My Friend

Chris Cooper is set to join Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys in the Mr. Rogers feature “You Are My Friend” at TriStar Pictures.

The story deals with the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and award-winning journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys). The cynical Junod begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.

Marielle Heller (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”) is helming the movie from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Cooper would play Rhys’ father in the film which begins shooting in September and is targeting an October 18th 2019 release.

Source: Variety