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News of the World (2020)

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A 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.

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Paul Greengrass (screenplay by), Luke Davies (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Captain Kidd
Steve Boyles Steve Boyles ... Freighter
Helena Zengel ... Johanna
Tom Astor ... Cavalry Lieutenant
John Travis Johnson John Travis Johnson ... Cavalry Rider
Andy Kastelic ... Union Duty Officer
Ray McKinnon ... Simon Boudlin
Mare Winningham ... Doris Boudlin
Jeffrey Ware ... Red River Heckler
Chris Bylsma ... Red River Heckler
Justin Tade Justin Tade ... Red River Heckler
Darrin Giossi ... Federal Soldier
Brenden Wedner ... Young Progressive Speaker
Elizabeth Marvel ... Mrs. Gannett
Michael Angelo Covino ... Almay
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Storyline

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks), a 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. On the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel), 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. Written by Universal Pictures

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Find Where You Belong


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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, thematic material and some language | See all certifications »

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20th Century Fox was originally going to make this film through its Fox 2000 label, but after the Walt Disney Company closed its purchase of the film studio in March 2019, Fox 2000 was retired by Disney, and would only proceed with Fox-produced films already in production. Universal Studios subsequently bought the film rights to this project. See more »

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Captain Kidd: See all those words printed in a line one after the other? Put 'em all together and you have a story.
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A gripping adventure
28 December 2020 | by Sir_AmirSyarifSee all my reviews

It may not be as fast-paced as the usual Paul Greengrass thriller, but 'News of the World' is still a gripping adventure, built around characters that audiences will care about. It is a robust, beautifully shot drama, and while little unexpected transpires, the characters are so richly drawn and their travels so wonderfully realized. Tom Hanks is as expected, a warm and welcome presence that holds the whole film together. His co-star, Helena Zengel, is amazingly good. Their organic chemistry is the heart of 'News of the World.'


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,250,430, 27 December 2020

Gross USA:

$8,494,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,494,340
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

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2.39 : 1
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