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: