Put on your comfiest cardigan and spend some quality time with Academy Award* winner Tom Hanks when he takes on the role of childhood icon and broadcast legend Fred Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, coming to digital May 25 and Blu-ray™ and DVD June 8 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Tom Hanks (Cast Away) portrays Mister Rogers in a timely 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, portrayed by Matthew Rhys (TV’s “The Americans”), is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbour.
The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases are loaded with bonus features sure to please both longtime fans of Mister Rogers and newcomers to the Land of Make-Believe, including over 15 minutes of additional scenes, an adorable blooper reel, an all-new featurette starring Daniel Tiger, filmmaker commentary and a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into bringing this heartwarming and inspiring story to life.
Hanks stars alongside Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson (TV’s “This is Us”) and Oscar* winner Chris Cooper (Little Women) under the direction of acclaimed filmmaker Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Diary of a Teenage Girl).
BLU-RAY, DVD AND **DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES
Over 15 Minutes of Additional Scenes
Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers
The People Who Make a Neighbourhood: The Making Of
Dreaming Big, Building Small: The Puppets & Miniatures
Daniel Tiger Explains: Practice Makes Perfect