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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Red sweater, tie, khakis. He certainly looks the part.
The first image of Tom Hanks in costume as Fred Rogers has been released to the public.
The Academy Award-winning Hanks is starring as Pittsburgh’s own Mister Rogers in the new film, “You Are My Friend.”
Sony Pictures released a photo of him on Twitter on Thursday in his Fred Rogers’ costume, sitting on the top step of his trailer with a script in hand.
They say: “Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019.”
Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019. pic.twitter.com/2TP3eiPUCx
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) September 27, 2018
“You Are My Friend,” will tell the story of the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, who wrote a profile piece on Rogers in 1998 for Esquire magazine.
The movie is being filmed in and around Pittsburgh. Hanks has been spotted around town recently, at a Starbucks in Greensburg in August, and just last weekend at a voter registration rally in Oakland.
The movie is set to be released on Oct. 18, 2019.