Based on the comical and moving New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down.
Directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), A Man Called Otto stars two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Philadelphia 1993; Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1994), 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) based upon the novel “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. The film is being produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro; and executive produced by Marc Forster, Renée Wolfe and David Magee.