Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers in first photo from upcoming film

Tom Hanks is set to play Mister Rogers. 

On Thursday, Sony Pictures released the first photo of Hanks, 62, in the movie working under the title "You Are My Friend," which tells the story of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood."

In the picture, the Oscar-winner is seen sitting down wearing a bright red sweater over a button-up shirt and tie paired with khaki pants. Hanks' hair and eyebrows are also dyed gray.

"Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019," the studio captioned the photo on Twitter,  also revealing the premiere date for the film. 

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