Tom Hanks has had so many incredible performances in his life, but I think this is the role he was born to play.
After the documentary that broke everyone’s hearts; Won’t You Be My Neighbour? We getting another telling of one of the most beloved and famous children’s television host, Fred Rogers. So pull out your sneakers and cardigans, because I’m sure this will be another touching and emotional journey.
Who better to play one of the most kind and caring souls to ever grace this earth, than another kind and caring soul in Tom Hanks. Looking spot on to even the tiniest little mannerism, Hanks has gone bye-bye and totally immersed himself into the world that Mr. Rogers had built. Even if this doesn’t turn out to be a fantastic movie, just from watching this trailer, you can bet that Tom Hanks will be a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination. His last nomination came all the way back in 2001 with Castaway, and his last win was 24 years ago. That would be so achievement to win Oscars that far apart from one another.
Directed by Marielle Heller who is coming off Can You Ever Forgive Me? Where the star Melissa McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar. So you know that Marielle is capable of getting the most out of her stars.
Overall the trailer looks the part, from every little detail on the set of his show, and I’m sure they will capture the essence and the true character of Fred Rogers. This one could be special.
Hits theatres November 22nd.