The last time that Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass teamed-up to make a film, we got the brilliant Captain Phillips. I expect the same type of quality from News Of The World, a new western set for release this Christmas (I wouldn’t count on that).
We’ve never seen Hanks tackle a western before, so this is intriguing. Dare I say True Grit?
Here’s the synopsis:
Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a widower and 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 teaser trailer: