PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ready for your first look at Tom Hanks in action as legendary Pittsburgher, Fred Rogers?
The first trailer for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is finally out.
The movie stars Hanks and Matthew Rhys, and tells the story of the real-life friendship between Rogers and a journalist who wrote a profile piece on him in 1998.
The trailer reveals a movie that’s part biographical. The other part is all about love, inspiration and of course kindness.
As Hanks says in the trailer, “Hello neighbor.”
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The trailer starts out with Hanks making the iconic Mister Rogers’ move of throwing his shoe into the air, and then there is a beautiful shot of the Pittsburgh skyline.
By the end, it shows Hanks and Rhys on a subway car when some children yell to them, “Hey, Mr. Rogers…” and sing the opening song to the children’s show.
Watch the full trailer here:
The movie was primarily shot in Pittsburgh.
The movie is set to release on Nov. 22, so get ready to make plans this Thanksgiving as family and friends gather ‘round.
The movie trailer for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” begins with a journalist writing a story on beloved legendary hero, Fred Rogers. As the trailer indicates, the reporter finds himself initially skeptical.
“Mr. Rogers is the reason our children are strong,” said one Pittsburgh resident.
Soon Mr. Rogers’ character reveals the reasons the world came to know what Pittsburghers always did.
“He’s an icon of child love and child development,” the resident went on to say.
“Mr. Rogers personifies kindness to me,” said another resident.
The reporter’s story is about heroes. The jaded journalist asks Mr. Rogers, who is played by actor Tom Hanks in a remarkable likeness to the real Fred Rogers: “Do you consider yourself a hero?
“He did a lot of positive things for the youth of Pittsburgh and around the world,” another woman told KDKA News.
It comes as no surprise to Pittsburghers that Rogers wins the journalist over and teaches him, as he’s done for so many others, the most important lessons in life.
He tells the reporter some quotable quotes, many which have been ingrained in Pittsburgh culture from watching his influential television show, like: “It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness.”
“I grew up watching him and I absolutely loved him,” said a Pittsburgh resident.
He shows the reporter his adoring dedication to children which becomes his enduring legacy with this advice he imparts: “I think the best thing we can do is to let people know that each one of them is precious.”
“He has a way with all children that allows them to accept themselves, and when we accept ourselves as children we grow into loving, caring, adults,” one woman went on to tell KDKA News.