Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” dropped an official trailer on Monday morning. The movie, featuring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper, is scheduled to hit theaters on November 22nd.
In the movie, Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
Marielle Heller directed the movie, working from a script written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. The article the story is based on is Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod. Youree Henley, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, and Leah Holzer produced the movie.
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” has plenty of star power, but the November release date also means that the film has plenty of competition at the box office. In the drama category alone, there are six major releases that month, starting with “Motherless Brooklyn,” which was written and directed by Edward Norton. That drama stars Norton, Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin. Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Fisher Stevens, Dallas Roberts, Michael K. Williams, and Cherry Jones.
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is opening against Disney’s “Frozen 2,” “All Rise,” and “Rhythm Section” starring Blake Lively, and Jude Law. Lionsgate is ending the month with “Knives Out,” the drama thriller starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, and Christopher Plummer. Rian Johnson wrote and directed “Knives Out,” which is also opening against Daniel Kaluuya’s “Queen & Slim.”
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