Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” a documentary about the life and work of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s” Fred Rogers.
Directed by Morgan Neville (“20 Feet From Stardom”), the film from Tremolo Productions, Impact Partners, and Independent Lens/PBS is set to be released June 8, 2018.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is an intimate portrait of Rogers, a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. His show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was one of the longest-running series on PBS. It wrapped production in 2000 after 31 seasons, but PBS continuously ran reruns of the series through August 2008.
Rogers died in 2003 at the age of 74.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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