WHO’S IN IT?
Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump), Matthew Rhys (The Post), Susan Kelechi Watson (Peter and John), Chris Cooper (Adaptation), Enrico Colantoni (Money Train), Maryann Plunkett (The Squid and the Whale), Tammy Blanchard (Blue Jasmine), Wendy Makkena (Air Bud), Carmen Cusack (film debut), Noah Harpster (Dirty Love), Maddie Corman (The Adventure of Ford Fairlane), Christine Lahti (Swing Shift)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), director; Micah Fitzerman-Blue (The Motel Life) and Noah Harpster (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), writers; Youree Henley (20th Century Women), Leah Holzer (Me Him Her), Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine) and Marc Turteltaub (Loving), producers; Nate Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), composer; Jody Lee Lipes (Manchester By The Sea), cinematographer; Anne McCabe (Adventureland), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the late 90s, cynical reporter Lloyd Vogel (Rhys) is assigned to write a profile piece on beloved children’s TV host Fred Rogers (Hanks), and soon finds that Rogers’ positive outlook on life is having a much-needed effect on his own life…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
In what might be the best casting you’ll see all year, Tom Hanks portrays the legendarily kind host of Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood in a moving drama that strays far from typical biopic tropes.