After the success of Tom Hanks’ 2020 film ‘Greyhound,’ he will be coming with yet another appearance in December 2020 Western American action movie ‘News of the World’ directed and co-written by Paul Greengrass. The film is adapted from the 2016 novel of the same name written by Paulette Jiles.
In March 2020, the news of Tom Hanks getting diagnosed with the coronavirus stressed the whole world. The American actor has been one of the most familiar faces in the entertainment and fashion industry. Playing through many different and entertaining roles from the 1980s to present times, he has been known for his versatile performances.
CAPTAIN JEFFERSON KYLE KIDD
This new movie centers on a struggling and challenging journey to a safe place. The Kiowa people take a young girl by the name of Johanna Leonberger (played by Helena Zengel) at a young age. The girl is to be safely sent hundreds of miles back to her uncle and aunt’s home. A Civil War Veteran, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (played by Hanks), takes up the duty to deliver the girl. While telling his war stories around the world and towns in Texas, he meets the 10-year old Johanna and tends to help her.
Fighting everything that comes in their way and passing through every hurdle, Captain and Johanna begin their long journey. With the past experiences with blazing guns and attacks, the Captain fights alone with his sharp mind and impatient hands. From the film trailer, we also get a hint about the miscommunication between Captain and Johanna. She often struggles to speak in English, making it difficult for the Captain to communicate with her.
CAPTAIN HELPING JOHANNA
Why would a Captain decide to help a girl reach safety? Why would he want to face all the action gangs living in the forests for a girl he doesn’t know? There are no answers to these questions. Since the trailer was released, the fans have been waiting to watch the film. With action-packed sequences, the movie will win hearts and praises in theatres.
Helena Zengel is a German child actress who started her career in various entertainment and fashion shows in 2019. The other supporting cast members in the film are Michael Covino (playing Ron Avalon), Fred Hechinger (playing Thomas Kidd), Neil Sandilands (playing Wilhelm Leonberger), and Thomas Francis Murphy (playing Merritt Farley).
A lot has been expected from the ‘United 93’ director. Paul has been an Academy Awardee for Best Director for his previous films. He surely will be putting out extraordinary work with his film.
NEWS OF THE WORLD ANNOUNCED IN 2017
News of the World was announced in 2017 with Luke Davies to write the screenplay alongside Paul Greengrass. Fox 2000 pictures bought the distribution rights of the film weeks after it was announced. However, after the merger between Fox and Disney, the film’s rights were handed over to Universal Pictures.
The movie will be releasing on Christmas 2020, aka 25th September 2020, under Universal Pictures.