Sony kicks off its 2023 release slate with a new Tom Hanks movie called A man named Otto. The movie hits theaters in mid-January 2023 after opening in select theaters in late December, but will the movie be heading to Netflix? The answer is that it depends on where you live.
Based on the 2012 novel, which was previously adapted into a film in 2015, this new entry comes from director Marc Forster and writer David Magee.
For sony imagesHere’s what to expect if you decide to check out the new movie:
“A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson, a grump who no longer sees a purpose in his life after the loss of his wife. Otto is ready to call it quits, but his plans are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door, finding his match in the witty Marisol.
Along with Hanks, the film includes Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, and Manuel García-Rulfo.
When A man named Otto be on Netflix US?
The film is coming to Netflix in the US (and likely India) as part of a first-window deal Netflix has with Sony Pictures for its entire slate of theaters from 2021 onwards.
The nature of this deal isn’t perfect given that we’ve seen movies arrive on Netflix anywhere from 120 to 165 days after their initial theatrical release.
In this case, we currently expect the movie to hit Netflix sometime between May 13, 2023 and June 2023.
Other Sony movies coming to Netflix US in 2023 include the king woman, Devotion, Lyle, Lyle, CrocodileY I want to dance with someone.
Will international regions get Netflix A man named Otto?
Most of the other Netflix regions do not have the first window offer like the US and India, so you will have to wait until another window when it becomes available.
As suggested above, Netflix India is constantly getting new movies from Sony 120 days after release, which means you’ll see the movie added around the same time as in the US.
Netflix Canada and the UK receive movies from Sony around two years after their theatrical release. This also applies to regions such as Belgium, Greece, Japan, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and South Africa.
That would mean that Netflix in these regions will see A man named Otto added sometime in 2024/25.
will you be checking A man named Otto in theaters or will you be in one of the lucky regions that will receive it in late 2023? Let us know in the comments below.