Tom Hanks returning to Pittsburgh to film 'A Man Called Ove'

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures trustee Tom Hanks speaks onstage during the Academy Museum Opening Press Conference at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo credit (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

One of Pittsburgh’s favorite actors is returning to the Steel City, but not as Mister Rodgers.

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The Pittsburgh Film Office confirmed to KDKA Radio the movie A Man Called Ove, featuring film legend Tom Hanks, will shoot in Pittsburgh when the project gets underway.

Production is set to begin in 2022. Marc Forster, the director of Finding Neverland, World War Z and The Kite Runner, will spearhead the project.

According to Deadline.com, the movie is taken from a Swedish novel by author Fredrik Backman. It’s a life-affirming comedy about unexpected friendships and love.

This will be Hanks’ return to Pittsburgh after becoming beloved by the city with his work as Mister Rodgers in the feature film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

The Pittsburgh-based movie did just over $68,000,000 at the worldwide box office.

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