AceShowbiz - Actor Matthew Rhys is in talks to join Tom Hanks in a biopic about beloved American TV personality Mr. Rogers.
Hanks signed on in January to portray Fred Rogers in You Are My Friend, which will chronicle the friendship between the late entertainer and journalist Tom Junod, who reluctantly agreed to write a profile piece on the star, only for the meeting to inspire a whole new perspective on life.
Now Rhys is said to be in negotiations to co-star as Junod, according to Variety.com.
The movie will be directed by Diary of a Teenage Girl filmmaker Marielle Heller, from a script written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.
Production on You Are My Friend is due to begin in September, ahead of an October, 2019 release.