Roll up! Roll Up! Read all about it as Universal Pictures release a new Featurette for News Of The World.
Before there was telephone, before there was Royal Mail, before the internet men like Captain Jefferson Kidd was your source of news from around the country. Tom Hanks plays civil war veteran turned storyteller in Paul Greengrass upcoming Western Drama, in this new promo Tom Hanks gives us an inside look into his character’s story. Collecting stories and reading them out to the natives of each town or settlement he went too. He also explains his good nature is used a lot including delivering the young girl who is at the heart of this story…
Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe.
In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will.
Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.
The film also stars Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji, and Christopher Hagen with Paul Greengrass directing.
News Of The World will be in UK and Irish cinemas from 1st January 2021.