Tom Hanks Will Play A Grumpy Old Man In Remake Of 'A Man Called Ove'

Remaking foreign hits is just sorta what Hollywood does. Admittedly, we don't always support these movies when they arrive on our shores, but far too often remakes lose something in translation. Already there are a few of these redos on the way with new versions of The Intouchables, Toni Erdmann, and Force Majeure on the way. And now you can add one more, except this one will have Tom Hanks in it so that makes it okay.

Hanks will star in a remake of Swedish hit, A Man Called Ove, about a cantankerous old man who becomes unlikely friends with his new mixed race neighbors. Hann Holm directed the Swedish adaptation of Fredrik Backman's book, which went on to be  nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars last year.

So the source material is strong and Hanks is as beloved as ever. Do we really want to see him as a grumpy old man, though? No writer or director is attached yet but expect that to change soon. [Deadline]