Tom Hanks Is On A Mission In The Full News Of The World Trailer

News Of The World

by James White |
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We got a brief look at Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass' big reunion News Of The World earlier in the month, but the full trailer for the Western drama is now online.

Lion's Luke Davies has adapted the script from Paulette Jiles' 2016 novel, which is set in post-Civil War 1870 and follows a road trip through the tough territory of the West by unlikely travelling partners. One is Texan Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), who journeys to far-flung towns reading news to locals who can't access it, and making sure they know what's going on in the world. While on a trip to spread the word about the passage of the 15th Amendment – which gave voting rights to all men in the US – he's asked to escort 10-year-old Johanna (Helena Zengel) to her relatives in San Antonio after she was rescued from a native tribe that killed her family four years earlier.

Trouble is, she didn't want to be rescued in the first place and resents being taken to live with people she doesn't truly know. Kidd, meanwhile, struggles with his faded relationship to his own daughter and the concern that newspapers will put him out of business.

We're eager to see what Greengrass does in new territory, and naturally Hanks brings out his trademark charm, albeit in rough-hewn mode.

News Of The World will be out in the States on 25 December and arrives in the UK on 1 January.

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