Tom Hanks to produce and star in the remake of ‘A Man Called Ove’
Tom Hanks will star as Ove in the American remake of A Man Called Ove, based on the international bestseller by Fredrik Backman and its Swedish film adaptation produced by SF Studios and written and directed by Hannes Holm. Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce the movie together with Rita Wilson and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro at SF Studios.
Fredrik Wikström Nicastro: “I strongly believe that A Man Called Ove is a universal story that resonates strongly with an American and international audience. Making this film with one of the world’s best and most acclaimed actors gives A Man Called Ove the best possible opportunity to once again touch the hearts of audiences worldwide.”
Rita Wilson: “This story about love, tolerance and hope amplifies the qualities in movies that are hallmarks of the classic films we know and love. A Man Called Ove transcended the language barrier to touch readers and audiences in ways we long for. What an honor to be part of such beautiful material.”
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