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July 22, 2019

This Thanksgiving, Tom Hanks will be your neighbor.

The actor channels Fred Rogers in an adorable first trailer for the upcoming film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood released on Monday. It opens in a way that will surely make fans of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood emotional: a faithful recreation of the original show's theme song, which subway passengers later in the trailer sweetly sing to Rogers.

The trailer goes on to show the film's central plot, which involves a journalist played by Matthew Rhys writing a profile of Rogers, being asked as he takes on the task, "please don't ruin my childhood."

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will hit theaters in November, a prime slot for awards-season contenders, and comes from Marielle Heller, the director of last year's Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me? Hanks securing an Oscar nomination for the role seems quite possible; this would be Hanks' first Oscar nomination since 2001, when he was nominated for Cast Away. If he were to win, it would be his first Oscar since 1995, when he won for Forrest Gump.

Watch the trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood below. Brendan Morrow

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