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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.

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Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Paul Greengrass (screenplay by), Luke Davies (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Captain Kidd
Helena Zengel ... Johanna
Tom Astor ... Cavalry Lieutenant
Travis Johnson Travis Johnson ... Cavalry Rider (as John Travis Johnson)
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
Clay James Clay James ... Almay's Man
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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Paul Greengrass said in an interview in the New York Times on 12/30/2020 how this movie "is the first film I made with a child actor at the heart of it" and he thought that it would be very difficult to cast the role of Johanna but when he saw Helena Zenge's audition, he said she "was the only person I really had to look at" and that it "was the easiest decision in the film". See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Allison & Derrick's Song
Written by Travis Mammadety
Performed by Allison Mammadety
Courtesy of Travis Mammadety
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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great beginning, technically great, disappointing overall
30 December 2020 | by dmitri_faleevSee all my reviews

It's hard to recommend this film because the beginning is so great. But as the story progresses, the story and the world both seem shallow and ridiculous.

With that said, cinematography, acting and directing were excellent throughout.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

News of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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