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Mister Rogers Inspired Drama ‘I'm Proud of You’ Gets Two Directors

Mister Rogers Inspired Drama ‘I'm Proud of You’ Gets Two Directors

Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have signed on to direct the adaptation I'm Proud of You. The story is based on Tim Madigan's memoir, about his friendship with Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Here's a description of the book from the author's official website."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.

Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (The Motel Life) wrote the adapted screenplay, with Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub producing and financing through their Big Beach Films company. Youree Henley is also producing. No production schedule was given.

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Paul Dano Set for ‘He Loves Me’

Little Miss Sunshine star Paul Dano will reunite with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris for a new indie project entitled He Loves Me.

Paul Dano wrote the screenplay with his girlfriend Zoe Kazan, which centers on Paul Dano's character, a writer who achieves success with his first novel but gets writers block soon thereafter. In an attempt to break out of his creative slump, the writer creates the woman he thinks will fall in love with him, who he ends up willing into existence.

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