Deadline is reporting that a spec script for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a biopic about the late Fred Rogers, has been sold to Treehouse Pictures. Details about the storyline are being kept under wraps at this time, but producer Justin Nappi does say that Rogers was an inspiration who deserves to have his story told.
“Fred Rogers was such an inspirational man for so many
people. His keen ability to find the good in anyone, or anything, will
make for a truly inspiring cinematic experience,” says Nappi. “In literally shaping
the world around him to fit into his own unique perspective, he created
what is arguably the most influential American children’s television
show of all time.”
Rogers passed away in 2003 after hosting his PBS show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” from 1968 to 2001. A documentary titled “Mister Rogers & Me” previously aired on PBS in 2010.
What do you think, readers? Who should play the iconic TV host? Our first thought was definitely Jim Parsons from TV’s “The Big Bang Theory.” Leave your ideas in the comments!