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First photo released of Tom Hanks portraying Mr. Rogers for upcoming film

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Sony Pictures has released the first photo of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers in an upcoming biopic.

The photo shows Hanks sitting outside of a trailer, wearing Fred Rogers red cardigan, tan slacks and blue shoes.

The still untitled film is being directed by Marielle Heller, who also directed Diary of a Teenage Girl, and is based on journalist Tom Junod’s 1998 Escquire article, “Can You Say…Hero?

Rogers, who was a beloved children’s television show host, was also the subject of a documentary this year, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

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