Won't You Be My Neighbor? LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Directors to Helm Film About Mister Rogers!
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The Wrap is reporting that Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, RUBY SPARKS) have found their next project. They will be directing an adaptation of Tim Madigan’s memoir I’m Proud of You, which is being scripted by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.
Madigan's memoir details the friendship that he developed with children's television host Fred Rogers that began when he was assigned a newspaper profile on Rogers in 1995. The two developed an ongoing friendship that lasted until Rogers' death in 2003, and carried Madigan through some turbulent times in his own life.
Mister Rogers was a huge part of my early childhood, and while his puppets always sort of creeped me out, I do like hearing that the man was just as kind and friendly as he appeared on tv.
Here is the book synopsis from Publishers Weekly, via Amazon:
Fred Rogers, the "gentle icon" of public television's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, taught generations of children and their parents how to express feelings and relate to others in a positive way. Rogers was also an ordained Presbyterian minister who regularly studied the important spiritual thinkers and shared his faith with an eclectic range of adult friends. Madigan, a journalist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, became one of those friends after writing a piece on Rogers and Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) in 1995. Soon Madigan and Rogers were corresponding, and Madigan reprints here many of their letters and e-mails. They built a warm, supportive friendship, one that nourished Madigan through his self-doubt "Furies" and the difficult death of his dear brother. As Rogers grieved for Madigan's losses and several of his own, the two taught each other about the beauty of giving and receiving "unconditional regard" from a beloved friend. So close did they become that readers may share Madigan's shock at discovering that Rogers was gravely ill—too weak for a last visit before his death in 2003. Even if readers don't feel their day-to-day lives transformed by this luminous memoir, in times of grief or of loss they'll know which book on their shelf to turn to.
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