Following a teaser a couple weeks ago, Universal has released an official trailer for News of the World. It stars Tom Hanks in his first western which should be enough to get butts in the seats.
This looks like another great dramatic performance from Hanks, and will surely nab him some accolades next year. However, Helena Zengel just may be in the talk as well. For her first performance in a major motion picture, she is shown to be holding her own opposite Hanks quite nicely. It will be interesting to see if she is recognized for her work as well.
Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (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.
In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher), 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 hits theaters December 25, 2020.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?