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Tom Hanks Delivers the NEWS OF THE WORLD - First Teaser Trailer

News of the World Tom Hanks
First look at Tom Hanks in Paul Greengrass's historical drama.

Director Paul Greengrass reteams with his Captain Phillips star Tom Hanks for News of the World, adapted from the novel by Paulette Jiles. Set in post Civil War Texas, the movie sees Hanks play Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, who spends his time travelling from town to town delivering news from around the world. Kidd is assigned to return a young girl (System Crasher's Helena Zengel) to her family after she spent six years living with the Kiowa tribe, but the girl is reluctant to return to a world she has no memory of.

News of the World is currently scheduled for a January 21st, 2021 UK cinema release.

Check out the teaser trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

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.