Who Should Play Mr. Rogers In The Mr. Rogers Movie?

Senior Pop Culture Editor
05.02.13 42 Comments

While you’re pondering the headline, here are the specifics.

TV icon Fred Rogers is the subject of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a Alexis Jolly spec script that has sold to Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen’s Treehouse Pictures. Nappi and Turen will produce with Treehouse’s Juliet Berman co-producing. Specific details on the storyline are being kept under wraps. (Via)

The producers obviously must cast the perfect actor to fit into Mr. Rogers’ too-tight sweaters, or else they face the wrath of millions of stunted adolescents and/or model train enthusiasts. We have some suggestions.

Zachary Quinto, though he might be a bit too I’m-going-to-wear-your-child’s-face-as-a-mask.

Just have to add makeup to Lee. Both tall and lanky. Worst case scenario:

(Mr. R’s got a Clooney vibe in that photo.) Best case scenario:

It’s gotta be Ty. But the best BEST case scenario:

Though I say that about every film. Who do you think should play him?

(Via Deadline)

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