A Man Called Otto (Comedy/Drama)

Started by Steve, 10/21/22 at 05:55 AM

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Trailer shows Tom Hanks in 'A Man Named Otto,' remake of Swedish film

Swedish author Fredrik Backman's bestselling novel A Man Called Ove will be getting an American adaptation for the big screen.

Columbia Pictures released a trailer Thursday for A Man Called Otto, staring Tom Hanks as the titular character, a grumpy widower who, like his Swedish counterpart Ove, is annoyed by his neighbors.

Otto's life is suddenly changed when a family moves in next door and he befriends a younger, pregnant woman, Marisol, played by Mariana TreviƱo.

A Man Called Ove was adapted for the big screen in 2017 and the Swedish-language film received two Oscar nominations.

A Man Called Otto is scheduled for release in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on Christmas Day and will be distributed more widely on Jan. 13.

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