The first look of the western drama News of the World features Tom Hanks as he arrives with a stack of newspapers. Distributed by Universal Pictures, this is Tom Hanks’ first-ever Old West film as he stars as Captain Jefferson Kidd.
The director of News Of The World, Paul Greengrass, talks about Tom Hanks’ character’s first exclusive look. This character of Kidd might be lonely and singular. But he is “a thread which connects one community to another” when the fabric of the society is worn out.
What does First Look of News of the World say?
News Of The World is based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles. This upcoming movie also has a strong vibe of The Searchers, a 1956 John Ford film, which is exclusively set during the Texas Indian Wars. The operation to rescue Natalie Wood from a Comanche tribe looks similar to what this movie is going to follow. Tom Hanks plays a Texan who goes on a harrowing mission to rescue a young girl taken away by the Kiowa tribe.
When will News Of The World release?
After the 2013 movie, Captain Phillips, a six-time Oscar-nominee helmed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, the duo have come together once again for this Old West movie, News of the World.
News of the World will be screening in the theatres on December 25, 2020, just in time for the awards season. This historical drama was previously in development by Fox 2000. After Disney purchased 20th Century Fox Studio, it decided to retire this label. Universal Pictures picked up this project for further development. Filming for the movie started on September 2, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Who is in the cast of News Of The World?
Tom Hanks stars as the old veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd in the upcoming movie. The 12-year old German actress Helena Zengel plays Johanna, who is raised by the Kiowa tribe.
Besides them, Michael Covino stars as Ron Avalon. Fred Hechinger as Thomas Kidd. Chukwudi Iwuji as Charles Edgefield. Elizabeth Marvel as Gannett. Thomas Francis Murphy as Merritt Farley. Neil Sandilands as Wilhelm Leonberger. And Mare Winningham as Jane.
What is the plot of the upcoming movie?
Captain Kidd is a widowed Civil War veteran who sets on a mission to rescue Johanna, a girl taken by the Kiowa tribe. His task is to bring the girl back to her relatives. They travel through hundreds of miles crossing the unforgiving wilderness and dangers to search a for a place where they both can feel at home. Both the man and the little girl are lost for their own reason, and it is a struggling endeavor to find the road to back to what they can call home.
Set in the 1870s, this movie’s themes resonate and carry meaning in the present times. However, it is all about the ray of love and hope that binds the world together. So, mark the Christmas date to watch Tom Hanks deliver yet another stellar performance in this upcoming movie. Till then stay safe, stay connected.