Trivia for You Are My Friend
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- Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were attached to direct the movie.
- Tom Hanks and his son, Colin Hanks, have both played Fred Rogers. Tom Hanks in this film, and Colin Hanks in Drunk History (2013)
- Tom Hanks's son, Colin Hanks, previously played Fred Rogers in Drunk History.
- Emmy-Award winner Jim Emswiller fell from a balcony around 7.30pm October 12th 2018 during a break in filming in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, authorities say. The 61-year-old Pittsburgh man died later at a hospital. Emswiller was involved in the sound production of the film. Mount Lebanon police say Emswiller fell over a brick wall on the balcony at an apartment building.
- According to producers, and contrary to early belief, the film is not a biopic of Fred Rogers. Rather the film centers around journalist Tom Junod and his experience interviewing Rogers, and the impact it had on him.
- On Friday, January 25th, 2019, Sony Pictures announced that they would be pushing the film's release date back from October 18th, 2019 to November 22nd, 2019.
- In a scene in the feature film, The 'Burbs (1989), Tom Hanks's character, Ray Peterson is watching a television episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968). Thirty years later, Tom Hanks would go on to portray Fred Rogers in this feature film.
- Fred Rogers' widow, Joanne Rogers, has stated that Tom Hanks is the perfect actor to play her late husband.