Movie Should Premiere This Christmas

Universal has released first-look images and a teaser for News Of The World from director Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks.

For the movie, two-time Oscar-winner Hanks is reuniting with director Greengrass, with the two having previously collaborated on Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips, which follows Hanks playing a travelling journalist at a time of unrest in America.

Here’s the trailer –

News Of The World takes place five years after the end of the Civil War and centres on Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a widower and veteran of three wars. He now moves from town to town making his living as a non-fiction storyteller. While traversing the plains of Texas, he comes across Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year-old who was taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier, raised as one of them. Johanna is hostile to a world she’s never experienced and will now be returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where she legally belongs. As the two journey hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, they face huge challenges, both of the human and natural variety, as they search for a place that either can call home.

The official synopsis from Universal reads –

“A widowed Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.”

Greengrass directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Luke Davies (Lion). It is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles.

News Of The World will be released in theaters on December 25th.