[Movies] Little Miss Sunshine Directors Looking to Adapt Iím Proud of You Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.26.2013
A Mister Rogers storyÖ
The Wrap reports that Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are looking to adapt 2006 book, I'm Proud of You, into a feature film. The book was a Memoir by Tim Madison on his friendship with the late Fred Rogers, famous for hosting the PBS TV series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Below is an official synopsis for the book:
"It began as another newspaper assignment, a celebrity profile of the children's television icon. But in Fred Rogers, Texas journalist Tim Madigan found more than a fascinating subject. From their first meeting in 1995, at Rogers' invitation, the two became unlikely friends, a deep and abiding relationship that lasted until Rogers' death in 2003. In that time, Madigan found Rogers to be much more than the calm and compassionate personality of television. He was a person of unique human greatness who embodied love, compassion and wisdom his every waking moment. He was the transcendent being who guided Madigan through periods of life-threatening depression and the tragic death of a sibling and helped him heal his difficult relationship with his father."
The project is being developed by Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub through their Big Beach Films with Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster set to write the script. Youree Henley is producing the film.