Tom Hanks is a Grumpy Widower in the First Trailer of ‘A Man Called Otto’

GLOBAL NEWS—In a freshly-released trailer, award-winning actor Tom Hanks appears in new drama-comedy set for release in 2023. Based on the comical and moving # 1 New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (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 soon turns his world upside-down. Experience a funny, heartwarming story about how some families come from the most unexpected places.   

Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Cast Away), is joined by Mariana Treviño (Club the Cuervos), Rachel Keller (Fargo) and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven). 

The screenplay is written by Academy Award® nominee David Magee (Best Adapted Screenplay, Life of Pi, 2012; Best Adapted Screenplay, Finding Neverland, 2004) 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. The film is being produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.

In Philippine cinemas 2023, A Man Called Otto is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Connect with the hashtag #AManCalledOtto

Watch the trailer here: