Check out the News of the World Official Trailer. It stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran taking a 10 year old girl against her will though the wilderness to her aunt and uncle.

News of the World – Official Trailer

News of the World – In Theaters Christmas

This Christmas, Universal Pictures is proud to present Tom Hanks starring in News of the World. It’s a moving story written and directed by Paul Greengrass. It reunites him, for the first time, with his star from their 2013 Best Picture nominee Captain Phillips.

Civil War

The film is set five years after the end of the Civil War. Here Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a widower and veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller. He shares 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 10-year-old Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher). She was taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna is hostile to a world she’s never experienced. However against her will she is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle.

Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. They travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness. On the way the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.


Paul Greengrass (the Bourne films, United 93) directs from his screenplay with Luke Davies (Lion). It is based on the National Book Award finalist and best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles.

Gary Goetzman (Mamma Mia! franchise, Greyhound) produced the movie, with Gail Mutrux (The Danish Girl, Donnie Brasco) and Gregory Goodman (22 July, 8 Mile). The executive producers are Steven Shareshian and Tore Schmidt. The film’s music is by eight-time Academy Award® nominee James Newton Howard.

News of the World theatrical release dates

  • USA & Canada: December 25th, 2020
  • UK: January 1st, 2021