The feel-good film highlights the important of kindness in a skeptical world. The film is inspired by the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Hanks) and Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys), a cynical journalist assigned to write a profile of the long-running television host.
Marielle Heller (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”) directed the film, which also stars Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper. Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster wrote the script.
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” hits theaters Nov. 22.