A Fred Rogers biopic is in the works and may be hitting film festival screens next year.
Treehouse Pictures recently bought Alexis Jolly’s feature script titled, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. The storyline follows the legendary children’s TV icon’s life and shows the making of the Mr. Roger’s many of us loved and grew up with.
Justin Nappi, the founder and president of Treehouse Pictures said about the project and script:“It’s an interesting piece of material to come on our desk and we’re very happy it did. I don’t think I’ve seen something like this in a while. The story can resonate on multiple levels. It’s fresh and distinctive. I think that we can make something fun with this.”
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired from 1968-2001 and received four Emmys. The show consisted of Rogers speaking directly to his audience about difference issues and demonstrating different scenarios, experiments, crafts and music. He believed in being his natural self and that was evident in the way he carried himself throughout the show.
Nappi explains “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.”
Rogers passed away early in 2003 at the age of 74.