Emmy-nominated “The Americans” star Matthew Rhys is in talks to join Tom Hanks in the Mr. Rogers movie “You Are My Friend” at TriStar Pictures.
The story deals with the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod (Rhys). The cynical journalist 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”) helms the film from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster with filming to begin in September. Youree Henley, Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf are producing the potential awards film which is aiming for an October 18th 2019 release.