A Man Called Otto Movie

Fall in love with the grumpiest man in America

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Who's Involved:

Tom Hanks, Louise Rosner, Steven Shareshian, Sudie Smyth, Tim King, Marc Forster, David Magee, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Mariana Treviño, Celia Costas, Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, Renée Wolfe, Rachel Keller, Neda Backman, Tor Jonasson, 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 White Bird and Disney's Christopher Robin. The film's writer David Magee last wrote The Tiger's Apprentice and The Little Mermaid.


David Magee


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.
  3. An English-language adaptation of the Fredrik Backman book of the same name.

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,

  4. 2017 - September: The film was set to Development  status.

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

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 Wildcat.

A Man Called Otto DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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A Man Called Otto was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 .

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