In the 1960s, in order to finally defeat perennial champion Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) give automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) an important assignment.
Determined to have a Ford car win the prestigious race, they have Shelby and a team of American engineers and designers build an entirely new automobile that will have the potential to finally win the race, with British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) at the wheel.
Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), an investigative journalist for Esquire magazine, is less than pleased when he's given an assignment to write a short profile on Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), the beloved star of the children's television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Lloyd is dealing with his father Jerry (Chris Cooper), who abandoned Lloyd and their family when Lloyd's mother grew ill. Now elderly, Jerry wants back into Lloyd's life, but Lloyd still carries a lot of resentment.
On that note, Lloyd travels to Pittsburgh to meet Mr. Rogers, but at every turn, he's surprised by how empathetic the man is and how in tune he is to others' problems. Lloyd soon realizes he needs more than one short interview to write his piece, because there's so much more to Fred Rogers than he first thought. And what Lloyd finds will change his life forever.
Based on the 1998 Esquire magazine article titled Can You Say...Hero? by Tom Junod.
Canadian Connection Canadian Connection : Enrico Colantoni, who plays Bill Isler, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), the patriarch of an eccentric, combative family, dies during a family gathering to celebrate his 85th birthday, the family believes it was suicide. However, famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) suspects foul play. He joins forces with a member of the local police, Detective Lieutenant Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield), to investigate.
Detective Blanc asks the family members to remain at the home until the investigation is completed. However, his request is met with disbelief, anger and contempt as the family members turn on each other.