Deadline has revealed today that Christopher Robin and Quantum of Solace filmmaker Marc Forster has found his next project, after his latest movie, White Bird: A Wonder Story, is set to release this year. The Finding Neverland filmmaker will be directing Tom Hanks in a new adaptation of Fredrik Backman‘s A Man Called Ove, which was already adapted into film by Hannes Holm in 2016.
Holm’s movie went on to be nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and was a critical success. The American adaptation will be written by David Magee, who worked on Finding Neverland with Forster, while also scribing Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and Mary Poppins Returns.
Production is slated to begin this year, though no word on the rest of the cast and when the movie will release. It will likely be released next year and could be a potential contender in the 2024 Awards Season. Seems like a long time from now, but we’ll see once we get there.