Makes Mr. Rogers Debut
We promise … that is truly Tom Hanks and never an previous pic of the true Mr. Rogers, however the transformation is fairly uncanny.
Sony Pictures launched the primary picture of Hanks Thursday in full sweater mode as Mr. Rogers … sitting exterior of what seems to be his trailer on a studio lot. The caption learn … “Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019.”
Hanks’ casting as Rogers for the movie “You Are My Friend” was introduced earlier this yr to a lot applause. The dude actually does seem like Fred Rogers, even with out the acquainted getup and make-up job.
He additionally appears to have misplaced a big quantity of weight for the function … perhaps the skinniest he’s been since “Cast Away?” Which reminds us … RIP Wilson.
As we reported … Mr. Rogers’ youngest son, John, advised us his late father was a giant fan of Hanks, particularly when it got here to his iconic flip in “Forrest Gump.” Apparently, Fred had seen the flick fairly a number of instances.
John helps Sony’s casting and mentioned he’d be open to consulting with the actor on how greatest to play the function. No phrase on whether or not that’s occurred but, but it surely’s clear Hanks is able to fill the type man’s large footwear … neighbor.