Tom Hanks is linked to the remake of the trendy Swedish comic movie, A Man Called Ove, as disclosed by Variety. The film was directed Hannes Holm and was selected for two Academy Awards.
In 2016, it was the most grossing strange language movie in the U.S. Hanks will make for Playtone with Gary Goetzman, his producing partner. Rita Wilson will produce for SF Studios with Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro for SF Studios.
The movie is based on Fredrik Backman’s debut novel in 20912, A Man Called Ove, which made its way to the top of The New York Times Bestseller Listed and remained there for straight 77 weeks.
Amazon’s description of the novel
Amazon describes the book, portraying Ove as a man who sees people he dislikes as burglars caught just outside the windows to his bedroom, He has strict principles and routines, and people address him as the bitter neighbour from hell. But Ove doesn’t have to be bitter because he goes around without a smile on his face. Afterall, there is sadness and a story behind the cranky exterior.
A friendly young couple with two chatty female kids move in next door on one November morning, and suddenly flatten Ove’s mailbox, made the whole thing into a heartwarming and comical story of unexpected friendship, unkempt cats and the vintage art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will alter one old man the association with local residents to their foundations.