Universal Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Tom Hanks’ upcoming western News of the World, which is directed by Paul Greengrass (Captain Pillips). If you love westerns and this looks like it’s going be great. This looks like a unique kind of western and I can’t wait to watch it.
The story is based on the 2016 novel by Paulette Jiles and is set in 1870 in a place reeling from endless battle and Hanks takes on the role of Captain Jefferson Kidd.
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), 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.
News of the World will be released in theaters on December 25th.