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Only At Cinemas January 6


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 (PhiladelphiaForrest 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.


Tom Hanks
Mariana Treviño
Rachel Keller
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo


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