The film stars Tom Hanks as the beloved legendary children’s TV host Fred Rogers.
Directed by Marielle Heller (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”) from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (“Transparent”), “You Are My Friend” follows a cynical journalist (“Matthew Rhys”) who begrudgingly agrees to do a profile piece on Rogers, but finds his life transformed by the experience. The story is based on a real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
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Rogers and his celebrated show were also the subject of this year’s critically acclaimed hit documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” Directed by Morgan Neville, the film