Biopic About Mr. Rogers in the Works, Called 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

A biopic about children's television host Fred Rogers, or Mister Rogers, is in the works.

It is titled "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" and was written by Alexis Joy, a staff writer for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." It was sold to Treehouse Pictures.

Treehouse producer Justin Nappi said the movie will do well because people found him so inspirational.

"Fred Rogers was such an inspirational man for so many people. His keen ability to find the good in anyone, or anything, will make for a truly inspiring cinematic experience," he said.

"In literally shaping the world around him to fit into his own unique perspective, he created what is arguably the most influential American children's television show of all time."

It is not known what the script is exactly about, but it is likely generations of children would be happy with watching anything Mister Rogers.

A list offered by Parade gave a number of suggestions for who could play Rogers in the movie, including Matthew Broderick, Ewan McGregor, Ty Burrell and Edward Norton. 

People Magazine had their own list of potential leads, including Tobey Macguire, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Steve Carrell.

He was a Presbyterian minister and went into children's television in 1968 when he started "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." It ran until 2001, earned four Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. Rogers died in 2003 of stomach cancer.

Sources: iDigital Times, UPI


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