A Man Called Otto Movie

Fall in love with the grumpiest man in America

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Who's Involved:

Tom Hanks, Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, David Magee, Steven Shareshian, Celia Costas, Tor Jonasson, Marc Forster, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Louise Rosner, Mariana Treviño, Renée Wolfe, Rachel Keller, Neda Backman, Tim King, Sudie Smyth, Michael Porseryd

Release Date:

Friday, December 30, 2022 New York / Los Angeles
Friday, January 13, 2023 Nationwide

mature thematic material involving suicide attempts, and language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in A Man Called Otto: Cast List

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Who's making A Man Called Otto: Crew List

A look at the A Man Called Otto behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Marc Forster last directed Disney's Christopher Robin and All I See Is You. The film's writer David Magee last wrote Lady Chatterley's Lover and The School For Good and Evil.


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Gary Goetzman
Tom Hanks
Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro
Rita Wilson

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Production: What we know about A Man Called Otto?

Key Facts

  1. Sony bought the worldwide rights for around $60M (Deadline, 2/10/2022).
  2. 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.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2022 - July: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2022 - February: The film was set to Production  status.

    Now shooting on location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

A Man Called Otto Release Date: When was the film released?

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A Man Called Otto was a New York / Los Angeles release in 2022 on Friday, December 30, 2022. There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Alice, Darling, Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb and White Noise.

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