Alma Pöysti to play Moomins creator Tove Jansson in biopic ‘Tove’ (exclusive)

Published on Jan 16, 2020

The film is set in the 1940s and 50s.

Alma Pöysti is set to play famed artist, author and Moomins creator Tove Jansson in Zaida Bergroth’s Swedish-language biopic Tove which has started shooting in Helsinki. The actress is Swedo-Finnish, like Jansson herself.

Produced by Helsinki-filmi, whose credits include Tom of Finland, Dogs Don’t Wear Pants, Tove is the first feature based on Jansson’s life. It will also be Pöysti’s first screen role. She has previously playing Jansson on stage at Svenska Teatern in Helsinki.

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