News of the World is an upcoming American western drama film co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles.
The film follows a Civil War veteran (Tom Hanks) who must return a young girl who was stolen by natives as an infant (Helena Zengel) to her last remaining family.
News of the World is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 25, 2020 by Universal Pictures and on Netflix in other international territories. It received positive reviews from critics.
A widowed Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, despite the girl’s wish to remain with her captors. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
News of the World Movie Cast & Crew:
|Directed by||Paul Greengrass|
|Based on||News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Edited by||William Goldenberg|
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News of the World Movie Cast:
- Tom Hanks as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
- Helena Zengel as Johanna Leonberger
- Michael Covino as Mark Edgefield
- Fred Hechinger as John Calley
- Neil Sandilands as Wilhelm Leonberger
- Thomas Francis Murphy as Merritt Farley
- Mare Winningham as Jane
- Elizabeth Marvel as Ella Gannett
- Chukwudi Iwuji as Charles Edgefield
- Ray McKinnon as Christopher John “C.J.” Kidd
- Bill Camp as Corey Farley
Production of News of the World Movie:
In May 2017, Fox 2000 Pictures bought distribution rights to an adaptation of the Paulette Jiles novel with Luke Davies writing the screenplay and Tom Hanks set to star. In February 2019, Paul Greengrass was announced as director.
As a result of the Disney/Fox merger, the film was transferred to Universal Pictures. In August, Helena Zengel, Michael Covino, and Fred Hechinger were added to the cast, and Thomas Francis Murphy joined in September.
In November 2020, Netflix bought the international distribution rights (excluding the United States) to the film. Filming commenced on September 2, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
News of the world movie Release Date:
News of the World is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on December 25, 2020 by Universal Pictures and on Netflix in other international territories. It originally was going to be released by Fox 2000 Pictures.
In November 2020, it was announced that Netflix had acquired international distribution rights except for the United States and China and would release it digitally on its streaming service.
News of the World Film Reception:
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of 44 reviews of the film were positive, with an average rating of 7.3/10.
The website’s critics consensus reads: “News of the World takes a slow but absorbing ride down a comfortingly familiar Western trail, guided by Tom Hanks in peak paternal mode.
” According to Metacritic, which sampled 17 critics and calculated a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, the film received “generally favorable reviews”.
Writing for IndieWire, David Ehrlich gave the film a grade of B and said, “If Greengrass’ broadly entertaining (if gallingly relevant) film is a bit too soft and spread thin to hit with the emotional force that it could, so much of its simple power is owed to the grounded nature of the director’s approach, which allows these desperate characters to feel as if they’re trying to escape the very genre that threatens to define them forever.
“ A.A. Dowd of The A.V. Club gave the film a “B–” and wrote: “Ultimately, News Of The World lives and dies on the presence of its iconic headliner, on the Hanks of it all.
That’s the most old-fashioned thing about it: It’s a true star vehicle, practically a tribute to his enduring appeal.
Yet for as comforting as Hanks is in the role, and for as much as he sells the poignancy of the film’s bittersweet final stretch, the film feels almost too built around his signature nobility to ever gain much in the way of actual drama.”