Fred Rogers Of Public Television Alamy

Mister Rogers made each day special for many people, and now the story of how he helped one man is coming to the big screen.

The Wrap reports that the husband and wife team who directed "Little Miss Sunshine," Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, are taking on an adaptation of "I'm Proud of You." The memoir chronicles a distracted father whose life changes for the better when he meets Mister Rogers.

Dayton and Faris certainly know how to tell a heartwarming tale -- "Sunshine," won two Academy Awards and the Best Feature Independent Spirit Award.

"I'm Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers" is a memoir by Tim Madigan, a journalist who first met Rogers in 1995 to do a celebrity profile. The two remained close friends until Rogers passed away in 2003.

No word yet on casting or a start date for filming.

Remembering Pittsburgh's Own TV Legend
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