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The Swedish film adaptation of A Man Called Ove has had its rights acquired by US distribution company Music Box Films.

The film opened in Sweden in December last year and has quickly risen to the top of the box office, having over 1.6 million admissions in the country. The film has also gone on to win several Swedish film awards, including Best Actor for the films lead, Rolf Lassgård.

A Man Called Ove follows the story of Ove, who is a 59 year old grump living in a neighbourhood he was recently deposed as president from. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox, it turns out to be an unexpected friendship.

The film has already been sold to Japan, France, Spain, Greece, Taiwan, Germany, Austria, Benelux, Switzerland, Hungary, Estonia and Korea.

No US release date has been announced as of yet.