The Western Drama News of the World stars Tom Hanks in the lead role. It is distributed by Universal Pictures, and is scheduled to release in theaters this Christmas.
The News of the World is Tom Hax’s first Old West film in which he played the role of Captain Jefferson Kidd. Starring by Paul Greengrass, he talks about the character of Kidd played by Hanes. He calls his character solitary and singular, but Kidd is a formula that connects one community to another, when the fabric of society inevitably deteriorates.
The basis of the film is Paulette Giles’s 2016 novel which comes under the same name. In the News of the World, Tom Hanks is a Texan who undertakes a rigorous mission to bring back a young girl from his own community who was snatched by the Kirova tribe.
What can we expect from the News of the World?
Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks have previously worked together in unprecedented films including Captain Phillips, and the pair are back again in this old West movie, News of the World.
The New of the World will be released in theaters on December 25, 2020. Earlier this historical drama was in development under Fox 2000. But as Disney purchased 20th-century Fox Studios, Universal Pictures owns the production. Filming and production of the film began on September 2, 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In addition to Tom Hanks, who plays veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, it also stars 12-year-old German actress Helena Zengel. She plays the role of Johan who is taken away and brought up by the Kiowa tribe.
Additionally, cast members include:
- Michael Covino plays Ron Avalon.
- Fred Hechinger plays Thomas Kidd.
- Chukuwadi Iwuji plays Charles Edgefield.
- Elizabeth Marvel plays Gannett.
- Thomas Francis Murphy plays Merritt Farley.
- Neil Sandilands is playing the role of Wilhelm Leonberger.
- And, Mare Winingham is playing the character of Jane.
The trailer was released on October 22, 2020. It was released by Universal Pictures on YouTube. Watch the official trailer here
Captain of the widowed civil war, Captain Kidd is tasked with bringing Johann back to his relatives. It covers the journey of Kidd and Johan who struggle with the loneliness in the forest that covers them and provides the only comfort in companionship. So, get ready for this moving story which will be released in theaters over Christmas.