​Mr. Rogers Biopic Features PBS Rise To Fame​​

By: | 05/08/2021 12:13 PM ET

Mr. Fred Rogers, who died of stomach cancer at age 74, and his rose to fame on PBS television will be presented in an upcoming biopic. The script, tentatively titled “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” was penned by Alexis Jolly.

Mr. Rogers Biopic

Jolly is a staff writer for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” who she told the script to Treehouse Pictures.

“Fred Rogers was such an inspirational man for so many people,” said Treehouse producer Justin Nappi. “His keen ability to find the good in anyone, or anything, will make for a truly inspiring cinematic experience.”

“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.”

Details of the plot are being kept under wraps. Still, generations of children would probably be happy just watching 90 minutes of Rogers’ famous shoe-and-sweater-changing routine.

Rogers was a Presbyterian minister who went into children’s television and became the host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in 1968.

The show ran until 2001, earning four Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for Rogers, who died in 2003.