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Based on the comical and moving # 1 New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower who is very set in his ways. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unlikely friendship that will turn his world upside-down. Experience a funny, heartwarming story about how some families come from the most unexpected places.

Directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), A Man Called Otto stars Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Cast Away), Mariana Treviño (Club the Cuervos), Rachel Keller (Fargo) and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven). The screenplay is written by Academy Award® nominee David Magee (Best Adapted Screenplay, Life of Pi, 2012; Best Adapted Screenplay, Finding Neverland, 2004) based upon the best-selling novel “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. The film is also based on the Swedish film written and directed by Hannes Holm. The film is being produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.


Directed by

Marc Forster

Screenplay by

David Magee

Based upon the novel A Man Called Ove by

Fredrik Backman

And the film A Man Called Ove by

Hannes Holm

Produced by

Fredrik Wikström Nicastro Rita Wilson Tom Hanks Gary Goetzman

Executive Producers

Marc Forster Renée Wolfe Louise Rosner David Magee Michael Porseryd Tim King Sudie Smyth Steven Shareshian Celia Costas Neda Backman Tor Jonasson


Tom Hanks Mariana Treviño Rachel Keller Manuel Garcia-Rulfo