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First Trailer for ‘A Man Called Otto’ Sees Tom Hanks in Remake of Swedish Film

The first trailer for A Man Called Otto has been released online. Directed by Marc Forster, and with a screenplay by David Magee, the movie is a remake of Hannes Holm‘s A Man Called Ove, which in turn was based on the book of the same name written by Fredrik Backman.

Tom Hanks stars as Otto, with Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Cameron Britton, and Mike Birbiglia rounding out the cast.

Its plot synopsis reads: “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.”

You can watch the trailer below and see the movie in select theatres on December 25 before it opens wide on January 13:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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