'Little Miss Sunshine' directors sign up for Mr. Rogers movie 'I'm Proud of You'
The beloved children's classic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood aired for 33 years, and a new film is going to take a look at what Fred Rogers was like behind the camera as well. The Wrap reports that the directing team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will be directing I'm Proud of You. Based on Tim Madigan's autobiographical novel of the same name, it tells the story of a "jaded and distracted husband and father" whose life is changed when be becomes lifelong friends with Fred Rogers.
The script for the project was written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Dayton and Fair, whose feature credits include Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks, previous worked in music videos with bands like Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I'm Proud of You isn't the only Mister Rogers film in development, either. Earlier this year Deadline reported that the spec script A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, written by Alexis Jolly (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), sold to Treehouse Picturs, though additional details on the plot were under wraps.