‘This is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Joins Mister Rogers Biopic ‘You Are My Friend’

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‘This is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Joins Mister Rogers Biopic ‘You Are My Friend’
Susan Kelechi Watson, one of the stars of NBC’s hit TV show “This is Us,” has landed a role in Sony’s Mister Rogers biopic “You Are My Friend.”

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
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